Critically acclaimed since its inception, Advances in Librarianship continues to be the essential reference source for developments in the field of libraries and library science. Articles published in the series have won national prizes, such as the Blackwell North America Scholarship Award for the outstanding 1994 monograph, article, or original paper in the field of acquisitions, collection, development, and related areas of resource development. All areas of public, college, university, primary and secondary schools, and special libraries are given up-to-date, critical analysis by experts engaged in the practice of librarianship, in teaching, and in research. Throughout all of the chapters of this 25th volume of Advances in Librarianship runs a thread of technology that is now embraced by libraries of every nation and type. It is clear that libraries are sharing technological developments everywhere in the world, from Russia to New Zealand. Not only are rare book librarians using technology but funding agencies are supporting its spread as well.
Praise for the Series "Through the years this series has proven an important barometer of the profession--its concerns and values. The challenge, therefore, is for subsequent volumes to live up to expectations. In this case, these expectations have been met... The essays are all well written, scholarly, and very readable, without the unevenness often found in this type of work... Extensive bibliographies conclude each section and provide readers with excellent citations for furthering their reading. This work should appeal to librarians in libraries at many different professional levels. It is a credit to the continuing series." --AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS ANNUAL
Preface M. MacCartin and P. Feid, Information Literacy for Undergraduates: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? M. Smith, Information Ethics G.E. Gorman and R.H. Miller, Collection Evaluation: New Measures for a New Environment S.L. Perry and D.C. Weber, Evaluating Academic Library Quality Today D.A. Nitecki, Quality Assessment Measures in Libraries R. Milne, Enhancing Access and Progressing the Collaborative Agenda: The UK Research Support Libraries Programme J.B. Bengston, Reinventing the Treasure Room: The Role of Special Collections Librarianship in the 21st Century O. Harbo, The Development of Public Libraries in Denmark Since 1964 T. Kristensen, Acquisitions Reengineering E. Kuz'min, New Information Technologies in Russian Libraries Index