Library Trends 30 (3) Winter 1982: Data Libraries for the Social Sciences


Library Trends 30 (3) Winter 1982: Data Libraries for the Social Sciences. Edited by Kathleen M. Heim.

Failure of traditional libraries to consider machine-readable data files as within their purview has caused data library development to take place, in the main, outside of traditional library settings. Worse, most librarians in large research libraries do not even recognize the disservice they do their clientèle in omitting information provision in this area. This issue of Library Trends is intended to place the data library and its holdings squarely in the forefront of vital information resources for social sciences research. I hope that this issue of Library Trends contributes to an understanding and greater visibility for the vital social science resource that is the data library.

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