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Telephone directory use in an academic library

Telephone directory use in an academic library Telephone directories have been an integral part of most public and academic libraries for nearly a century. Telephone directories represent an anomaly among library collections known to virtually all users, they nevertheless often go unrecognized when librarians discuss reference sources. The purpose of this study is twofold first, to examine the history of telephone directory collections second, to describe and analyze a survey of telephone directory collection use. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Services Review Emerald Publishing

Telephone directory use in an academic library

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0090-7324
DOI
10.1108/eb049146
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Abstract

Telephone directories have been an integral part of most public and academic libraries for nearly a century. Telephone directories represent an anomaly among library collections known to virtually all users, they nevertheless often go unrecognized when librarians discuss reference sources. The purpose of this study is twofold first, to examine the history of telephone directory collections second, to describe and analyze a survey of telephone directory collection use.

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Reference Services ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1992

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