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Possibly one of the greatest misconceptions about Chicano historiography is the view that published intellectual writings by Chicanos are of recent vintage, traceable only over several decades. This assumption is in part supported by the large and growing body of contemporary published materials...
In recent years there has been increased recognition of the need for both descriptive and analytical data about library collections. Coordinated efforts like the RLG Conspectus and ARL's National Collection Inventory Project are attempts to identify collecting strengths among the nation's...
A number of factors contribute to the need for collection developers to reexamine the use of British dealers for British books fluctuations in the value of the American dollar, the absence of discounts from British dealers, the highly competitive nature of discounting among American dealers, the...
A prominent field of research in Library Science during the past thirty years has been collection assessment of college and university libraries. No other subject has received the attention in library literature as has the question of how to evaluate a collection to determine whether it...
There is nothing like having your own books and magazines about the house in fact some depend more upon their own collection than the one found in the library. The preference may be explained in numerous ways, but essentially it's a matter of convenience. No matter how eccentric one's cataloging...
When the Library of Congress LC Subject Cataloging Division defended its decision last year to continue using Gypsy as its principal heading on the grounds that it was better known than the more correct Rom, it unwittingly demonstrated its own prejudices against my people.
Many of us who are involved in the business of purchasing books for library collections have long recognized the need to reward singular achievements on the part of those publishers who sell us or refuse to sell us materials. Accordingly, I, as a committee of one, have moved with alacrity to...
As the disease of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome AIDS continues to affect more persons, the literature on AIDS proliferates. While most of the AIDS literature is written for a general or a medical audience, the information on AIDS found in United States government publications illustrates...
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