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Although I have worked in libraries in one capacity or another for almost 45 years, my experience as a working professional librarian was quite limited. It consisted of a little more than a year as a cataloger in the Rutgers University Library just after I received my M.L.S. in 1957. I then...
While Gutenberg's invention is likely to endure for some time, it is indisputable that the prominence of print is diminishing. The recently published Mellon report University Libraries and Scholarly Communication highlights the symbiosis between the humanities and the print medium. It maintains...
The purpose of this article is to help acquaint librarians with some of the major resources available regarding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects FASFAE.
Anthropology was a latecomer to the Caribbean and only after World War II did the study of Caribbean culture and societies become less exceptional. Early in this century when anthropology was first making itself over as an ethnographic science, anthropologists concentrated on tribal peoples. For...
Many different kinds of patrons are interested in wage and salary information business people contemplating job changes, collective bargaining officials, personnel and recruitment officers, students choosing careers or preparing for job interviews, marketing professionals researching industries....
Many academic libraries have staffing arrangements where library employees work in more than one library branch or unit. These can be dual assignments or less formal agreements in which employees spend several hours per week away from their home departments. Zimmerman Library reference...
Usenet is one of the most widely used services on the Internet. Recently, a handful of articles dealing with the mechanics and personal use of Usenet have appeared in the library literature, but little attention has focused on Usenet as a reference tool. This is unfortunate, since Usenet has the...
Najib Mahfuz is the first Arablanguage author to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Born in 1911 the son of a middleclass Jamaliyah merchant, he became the most popular novelist in Egypt and the Arab countries.
The Center for Electronic Records of the National Archives and Records Administration was established in 1988 as the custodial unit for the permanent electronic records of the U.S. federal government. The program for the longterm preservation of electronic or machinereadable records by the...
Librarians at the University of Arizona UA actively contribute to the university's instructional process. A library skills program started in the mid1970s is required of all students taking freshman English. Courserelated instruction, integrated with many undergraduate classes, brings thousands...
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