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A great artist creates a mural which, bearing his name, eventually reaches the hands of a purchaser who objects to the nude figures that the creator had seen fit to incorporate into his tableau. The purchaser, therefore, employs another artist to drape the figures. In a now famous decree the...
Requests for tests and measuring instruments for use in class assignments and faculty and student research are both familiar and frustrating to most academic librarians. In typical scenarios, an education student wants to measure aggression in children or a nursing student needs a test for...
Plato and Aristotle would have found the modern effort to fuse ethics and ecology to be incomprehensible. Despite the fact that oikosmeaning house or householdis a Greek word, Greek science did not entertain a concept of ecology. Nor did Greek philosophy regard nature as morally considerable....
In the fall of 1987, the first of three volumes of a scholarly research atlasThe Historical Atlas of Canadawas published to great acclaim. Describing the Atlas as the most innovative, beautiful and successful single volume on the history of Canada, and indeed the most ambitious cartographic...
A species of moral malaise afflicts the professions today, a malaise that may prove fatal to their moral identities and perilous to our whole society. It is manifest in a growing conviction even among conscientious doctors, lawyers, and ministers that it is no longer possible to practice their...
The following remarks are dedicated to Norman D. Stevens, director of the Molesworth Institute, in anticipation of his retirement from the hustle bustle world of academia. They are offered in gratitude from his colleagues and fellow editorial board members at Reference Serials Review.
In October 1991, the Online Computer Library Center OCLC introduced FirstSearch, an online reference product designed for the enduser. Through a menu interface, which features extensive online help, more than thirty databases, covering a range of subject areas, are currently available. Among...
Many libraries, public, academic, or special, no matter how technologically advanced, maintain a fingermarked, dogeared file at the reference desk. This file, usually on 3x5inch cards, contains answers to questions that have proved difficult. Such a file is necessary in any library that has ever...
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