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The reference collection : from the shelf to the Web

Author: William J Frost
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2011, ©2005.
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How important is the World Wide Web to information retrieval and communication? Important enough that information professionals have seen students exit from their libraries en masse when Internet service was lost. Internet providers dominate the indexing and abstracting of periodical articles as major publishers now offer nearly all of their reference titles in digital form. Libraries spend increasing amounts of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Directories
Répertoires
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J Frost
ISBN: 0789028409 9780789028402 0789028395 9780789028396
OCLC Number: 758633808
Notes: Originally published , Haworth Information Press, 2005. Transferred to digital printing, 2011.
"Co-published simultaneously as The reference librarian, numbers 91/92, 2005."
Description: 310 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Getting it right : the evolution of reference collections / Margaret Landesman --
Out of the stack and into the Net : international perspectives on academic reference resources / Gaynor Austen, Carolyn Young --
Electronic vs. print reference sources in public library collections / Jeanne Holba Puacz --
Digital versus print : the current state of reference affairs in school libraries / D. Jackson Maxwell --
Reference publishing in the age of also / John M. Morse --
From the womb to the Web : library assignments and the new generation / Necia Parker-Gibson --
Cyberplagiarism and the library issues and solutions / Jennifer Sharkey, Bartow Culp --
Structures and choices for ready reference Web sites / Steven W. Sowards --
Federated search tools : the next step in the quest for one-stop-shopping / Stephen C. Boss, Michael L. Nelson --
Internet reference sources in the humanities / Dennis Dillon --
Science reference on the Internet / Lori Bronars --
Medical reference sources on the Internet : an evolving information forum and marketplace / Gary A. McMillan --
Web-based reference resources for the social sciences / Brian Quinn --
Briefcases and databases : Web-based reference sources for business librarians and their client communities / Gail M. Golderman, Bruce Connolly --
Internet reference sources in education / Linda C. Weber --
Best free reference Web sites : a selected list / Lori Morse.
Other Titles: Reference librarian.
Responsibility: William J. Frost, editor.
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How important is the World Wide Web to information retrieval and communication? Important enough that information professionals have seen students exit from their libraries en masse when Internet service was lost. Internet providers dominate the indexing and abstracting of periodical articles as major publishers now offer nearly all of their reference titles in digital form. Libraries spend increasing amounts of funding on electronic reference materials, and librarians devote an increasing amount of time to assisting in their use. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web is an essential guide to collection development for electronic materials in academic and public libraries. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web tracks the continuing evolution of electronic reference resources-and how theyʹre accessed -- in a variety of settings. Librarians representing university, elementary school, and public libraries in the United States and Australia examine how reference collections have evolved over time (and may soon be a thing of the past); how public and school libraries have dealt with the changes; why library research assignments have become more difficult for teachers to make and for students to complete; how to organize online reference sources; and why the nature of plagiarism has changed in the electronic era. The book also examines the use of electronic references from a publisherʹs perspective and looks at the most important Web-accessible reference tools -- both free and subscription -- in the areas of humanities, medicine, the social sciences, business, and education. -- Publisher description from http://www.routledge.com (Oct. 26, 2011).

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