The Provision and Use of Library and Documentation Services - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080119748, 9781483185941

The Provision and Use of Library and Documentation Services

1st Edition

Some Contributions from the University of Sheffield Postgraduate School of Librarianship

Editors: W. L. Saunders
eBook ISBN: 9781483185941
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 208
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The Provision and Use of Library and Documentation Services is a collection of papers that deals with library interdependent considerations of use and service. One paper discusses the value, organization, and exploitation of trade literature, citing the importance of maintaining a file of trade catalogues to narrow the gap between industrial activity and academic research. Another paper reports a high library membership (80% - 100%) on a survey of library provision and services in four correctional institutions in London. The author notes that professional advice should also be available to help the prisoner read effectively. One author reviews the library services for undergraduates particularly problems of inadequate services and facilities. Other authors discuss the pattern of borrowing in several libraries which generalizes the borrowing behavior of academic communities, such as the rising levels of foreign language and "off-subject" borrowing. Of interest is one author's analysis of the way scientists use libraries in terms of finding information, reading, and use of facilities. His conclusion: scientists have no clear-cut opinion on the best method of acquiring information. This book is suitable for librarians, administrators of private or public library systems, for students and academicians in the field of library science.

Table of Contents


1. J. P. Lamb, Ma, Fla

2. Trade Literature: Its Value, Organization and Exploitation

3. A Survey of the Provision and Use of Library Services in Certain London Prisons

4. Library Service for Undergraduates

5. Survey of Borrowing from the University of Sheffield Library During One Academic Year

6. A Critical Review of the Surveys of Scientists' Use of Libraries

7. Documentation and Information Science Abstracts: The Referativnyi Zhurnal: Nauchnaya I Tekhnicheskaya Informatnya



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