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The purpose of this paper is to analyze the June 25 decision of the United States Supreme Court in the Island Trees school library case Board of Education, Island Trees Union Free School District No. 26, et al. v. Pico, et al., U.S., 50 Law Week 4831 1982.
There is a Federal District Judge in Boston, Joseph Tauro, whose passion for the First Amendment would have greatly gratified James Madison. In 1978, Tauro presided over a school library censorship case. The trial, involving one poem in the anthology, Male and Female Under Eighteen, was attended...
Although interest in the study of popular culture on the university and college level has increased greatly since the 1960s, there has been little written to date about collection development in this field. What has been written has typically described the collection development activities in...
Some of you may be familiar with the music of a somewhat offbeat rock group called The Police, and specifically their song called Too Much Information. The most qualified teenagers I know are unable to decode all of the words, but for the uninitiated, it goes something like this with a fair...
Collection development in the field of business is an exciting and rewarding professional activity. It is a field that is constantly changing with the subject matter varying from the theoretical to the very practical. As a result, business materials are extremely numerous and of a very diverse...
The purpose of this and future columns about collection development is to be judiciously critical and mildly constructive.
In recent years this publication has explored a wide range of subjects touching on collection development. This has ranged from such general topics as collection evaluation and a consideration of collection development policies in mediumsized academic libraries in the U.S., to more specific...
For many public libraries true collection development representing service to the full range of individuals within the community will never come as long as the literature and behavior of the library profession continue to ignore the existence of adolescents. Consigning an entire group to the...
Celeste West As publisher of Down There Press, your nine titles are famous, even notorious, for being the most out there sex titles this side of pornography. Yet you are an ardent feministin fact, one of the most successful and respected women in feminist publishing. A lot of people would feel...
Given the astonishing number of new book titles and new editions of older books published each year in the United States, one could assume that collection building and maintenance would be a virtual snap, made difficult only by the problem of what to finally choose for purchase from such an...
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