Library Trends 34 (1) Summer 1985: Media Collections and Services in Academic Libraries


Library Trends 34 (1) Summer 1985: Media Collections and Services in Academic Libraries. Edited by Phyllis Geraldine Ahlsted and Paul Graham.

Theorists have intellectually embraced the notion that academic libraries should include a variety of information resources. Indeed, Library Trends over the years has endorsed the premise that media collections are fundamental to library services. Despite the theoretical acceptance of media’s validity among most commentators, practical implementation of that theory sometimes seems as elusive as ever.

This issue of Library Trends describes current developments in the structuring of media collections and services within the academic library, and illustrates how media constitutes an integral component of any balanced repository of educational resources. At the same time, it seeks to encourage among administrators, librarians, and other personnel a more sophisticated appreciation of the wealth of information-both in substance and style of presentation-included among the various audiovisual formats. Finally, the issue is intended to assist those wishing to plan, develop, and implement audiovisual services within their libraries.

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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