Library Trends 38 (3) Winter 1990: Agricultural Libraries and Information


Library Trends 38 (3) Winter 1990: Agricultural Libraries and Information. Edited by Keith W. Russell and Maria G. Pisa.

Finding common ground from which to discuss agricultural libraries and information services can be a difficult task. The array of users, institutions, and disciplines that participate in and help shape the provision of agricultural information represent a patchwork of different (and at times radically different) needs, interests, philosophies, and influences. This Library Trends issue attempts to find a common ground by covering a full range of topics on agricultural libraries and information services worldwide. It reflects the state of the art, identifies future trends and directions, and relates the present and future to the past. This work is designed to serve as a handbook for agricultural (and other science) librarians and also can be useful to researchers, practitioners, and administrators in agriculture and related fields. This volume covers the acquisition, management, and dissemination of agricultural information of all types and in all formats, as well as the infrastructure of agricultural information worldwide. This issue of Library Trends presents the visions of various authors. It is hoped that there exist common elements in these visions that can serve as guidelines for future actions.

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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