Library Trends 31 (2) Fall 1982: Technical Standards for Library and Information Science


Library Trends 31 (2) Fall 1982: Technical Standards for Library and Information Science. Edited by James E. Rush.

This issue of Library Trends is devoted to an in-depth examination of technical standards that affect the library and information sciences and related publishing practices. Nine articles have been prepared for this issue by people who have extensive knowledge of and experience in the development, promotion and use of standards.

Standards may address any area of concern, and they may be either descriptive at the one extreme or prescriptive at the other. Standards are intended to make it possible for those who apply them to achieve a greater degree of compatibility among their practices, procedures, techniques, equipment, data, and so on. Standards no doubt represent something of a mystery to many people, even to those whose work must follow particular standards. Where do standards come from? Who enforces standards? How do you and I become involved in standards development? These and many more related questions are addressed in this issue.

Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at], or visit

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