A reference source for developments in the field of libraries and library science. Areas of public, college, university, primary and secondary schools and special libraries are given critical analysis by professionals in the field of librarianship, in teaching and in research. The text is intended for use by professional librarians and information scientists and includes chapters on document delivery, co-operative cataloguing and strategic quality management in libraries.
J. Wessling, Document Delivery: A Primary Service for the Nineties. C.A. Mandel, Cooperative Cataloging: Models, Issues, Prospects. P.B. Culkin, The MARC Format: Private Road or Public Highway? D.E. Riggs, Strategic Quality Management in Libraries. K. Horny, Digital Technology: Implications for Library Planning. R. Silverman and R. Speiser, Buying Publishers' Trade Paperbacks versus Hardbacks: A Preventive Conservation Strategy for Research Libraries. C.D. Hurt, The Future of Library Science in Higher Education: A Crossroads for Library Science and Librarianship. R.M. Grau and M. A. Gonzalo, The European Communities: Reference Works and Documentary Sources of the Spanish Parliament. References. Bibliography. Index.