The Role of Conference Literature in Sci-Tech Libraries

1st Edition

Ellis Mount

Routledge
December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 154 Pages
ISBN 9780367364502 - CAT# K442223
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Library and Information Science

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Summary

Most librarians working with sci-tech collections are fully aware of the importance of conference papers and proceedings, which has long played a major role in keeping professionals informed of the latest developments in their field. In this book, first published in 1989, responsible executives from several publishers of conference literature have joined with a number of sci-tech librarians to discuss the nature and value of conference literature in sci-tech libraries. A commercial publisher discusses the difficulties in editing a set of conference papers in a book, while producers of indexing/abstracting tools describe their selection methods, retrieval services, and general outlook on conference materials. In addition, sci-tech librarians address the problems of accessing, citing, and locating conference literature and explore the many aspects of the cataloguing of conference publications.

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