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• The Boston Library Consortium has published Beyond Day 1: The Future of the Catalog‚ a compilation of papers presented at a program sponsored by the Cataloging Committee of the consortium in June 1978. The purpose of the program was to acquaint primarily nontechnical service staff with the implications of the Library of Congress decision to adopt AACR 2 and to freeze its catalog.

Copies, priced at $3 each including postage, may be ordered from: The Boston Library Consortium, Boston Public Library, Room 339, 666 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02117.

Bibliography No. 3, A Catalogue of the Dance Collection in the Doris Lewis Rare Book Room, University of Waterloo Library‚ is available for $5 from Jorn Jorgensen, Library Business Administrator, Dana Porter Arts Library, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1.

• A second revised edition of Black Periodicals and Newspapers‚ A Union List of Holdings in Libraries of the University of Wisconsin and the Library of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin is available for $3.50. The second edition contains more than 650 entries. To order, send a check payable to the State Historical Society to James Danky, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706.

• The Catalog of the Louis Conrad Rosenberg Collections at the University of Oregon Library, Special Collections Division, is available for $3.50 from Edward Kemp, Acquisitions-Special Collections, University of Oregon Library, Eugene, OR 97403.

• The fifty-six-page pamphlet Genealogical Research: An Introduction to the Resources of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin‚ edited by James P. Danky, may be ordered for $2.50 from Publication Orders, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706.

• The New Jersey Historical Society’s Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society‚ compiled by Don C. Skemer and Robert C. Morris, is available for $20, plus $1 postage and handling, from the New Jersey Historical Society, 230 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104.

• The 1979 edition of the Iowa State University Library’s computer-produced Serials Catalog is available for $75. The two-volume catalog contains the bibliographic information, location, and holdings for 33,000 serials held at ISU.

A 1979 supplement containing any new or changed cataloging between the 1978 and 1979 editions may be purchased for $15. Send orders to Helen H. Spalding, head, Serials Cataloging, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.

• Texas A & M University Libraries has published a centennial history of the development of the libraries and library services at Texas A & M. Making Something Happen, Texas A ö M University Libraries, 1876-1976 by Charles R. Schultz, university archivist, is available for $10 from Texas A & M University Libraries, Administrative Offices, College Station, TX 77843.

• The Rockefeller Archive Center has published a brief guide to the center’s holdings, which include the papers of John D. Rockefeller, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, other organizations founded by the Rockefellers, and individuals associated with the Rockefeller philanthropies. Copies are available from the Rockefeller Archive Center, Hillcrest, Pocantico Hills, North Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Cello Music Collections in the Walter Clinton Jackson Library of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Part I: The Luigi Silva Collection, may be ordered for $15 in hardcover or $8 in paperback from the Special Collections Division, Walter Clinton Jackson Library, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27412.

• The Ethnic Library Resources Directory, Preliminary Edition, prepared by the New England Library Board (NELB) Task Force on Ethnic Services, is available for $2.00 ($2.50 if billing is required) from NELB, 231 Capital Ave., Hartford, CT 06115.

• The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, has published Maritime History, A Preliminary Hand-List of Its Collection with a Special Section on Sir Francis Drake. The 335- page publication records 1,175 items in the library’s holdings. It may be ordered for $15 plus $1 for postage (domestic) from The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.

• The Fourth Edition of the Directory of On- Line Information Resources, covering more than 200 bibliographic and nonbibliographic data bases, is available at $10 per copy, $8 if payment accompanies the order. Orders should be sent to CSG Press, Suite 250-1, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852.

• The first edition of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges Union List of Serials, a computer-produced listing of periodical titles, holdings information (volumes and dates), and library locations for Allentown, Cedar Crest, Lafayette, Moravian, and Muhlenberg College libraries and Lehigh University’s Linderman and Mart libraries is available for $40 from the LVAIC Union List of Serials, Lehigh University Bookstore, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

• Applying the New Copyright Law, A Guide for Educators and Librarians by Jerome K. Miller (1979, 152 pages, paper, ISBN 0-8389-0287-7) explains the new “user’s rights” to librarians, teachers, media specialists, instructional designers, and others; identifies the statutory elements of copyright; and applies them to common problems. The guide also includes a careful treatment of interlibrary loans and reproduction of out-of-print and archival materials. The 152- page publication may be purchased for $10 from the Order Department, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.

• The Multifaceted Role of the Latin American Subject Specialist is a selection of papers presented at the June 1977 Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) XXII at the University of Florida. It can be purchased for $21, including postage and handling. The papers of SALALM XXIII, which was held under the auspices of the University of London (England) in July 1978, appear in Latin American Studies in Europe, priced at $31.50. Both publications, edited by Anne H. Jordan, may be purchased from National Educational Laboratory Publishing, Box 1003, Austin, TX 78767.

From Press to People: Collecting and Using U.S. Government Publications by Yuri Nakata (1979, 222 pages, cloth, ISBN 0-8389-0264-2) may be ordered for $15 from the Order Department, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.


(Selected items will be reviewed in future issues of College & Research Libraries.)

• The RTSD Collection Development Committee has recently released Guidelines for Collection Development‚ edited by David Perkins (ALA, 1979, $5). This small volume prints several ALA committee statements: guidelines for formulation of collection development policies; evaluation of the effectiveness of library collections; review of library collections; and allocation of library materials budgets. Appendixes include a breakdown of the LC classification for use in the national shelflist count and descriptions of, and citations to, selected formulas for book fund allocation.

The Development of the Chinese Collection in the Library of Congress, by Shu Chao Hu (Westview Press, 1979, $20), presents a history of that collection from its beginning in 1869 to 1977. This new volume was issued by the publisher as a Westview Replica Edition, whereby author- supplied camera-ready copy is immediately put into production without further editorial work.

• Eugene Garfield’s Citation Indexing—Its Theory and Application in ScienceTechnology, and Humanities (Wiley, 1979, $15.95) presents Garfield’s own personal summary of citation indexing.

• Alice Harrison Bahr is the author of the second edition of Automated Library Circulation Systems, covering the 1979-θO period and updating the information from the 1977 edition (Knowledge Industry Publications, 1979, $24.50).

Fantasy Literature: A Core Collection and Reference Guide (Bowker, 1979, $14.95) not only presents a bibliography of 240 titles for a core collection but also features a separate section on “research aids,” including a bibliography on fantasy scholarship, periodicals, fantasy societies and organizations, literary awards, and fantasy collections in U.S. and Canadian libraries. Marshall B. Tymn, Kenneth J. Zahorski, and Robert H. Boyer are authors of this new reference work.

• The American Association for State and Local History has issued a new volume in its Bibliography of Historical Organization Practice. Volume 4, Documentation of Collections‚ compiled by Rosemary Reese (1979, $12.50), presents sources of information on historical artifacts, decorative arts, antiques, fine arts, folk arts, and crafts.

• Volume 11 of the Proceedings of the International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL) is devoted entirely to library buildings and presents descriptions of new academic libraries in Britain, Denmark, Sweden, and West Germany. Available from IATUL, Chalmers University of Technology Library, Göteborg, Sweden.

• The University of Pittsburgh study by Allen Kent and his associates entitled Use of Library Materials, recently published by Marcel Dekker and reviewed in the November 1979 C&RL, has elicited a response from the Senate Library Committee at Pitt: Report on the Study of Library Use at Pitt by Professor Allen Kent, et al. The report criticizes the study for a variety of reasons and concludes that it presents “a clear threat and a present danger.” It urges that “university administrators and librarians not be influenced by the unfounded criticisms and unwarranted recommendations expressed so forcibly by Professor Kent and his associates.” The report is to be made available through the ERIC system.

• The first six volumes in the Melbourne University Press Australian Dictionary of Biography cover biographies for 1788-1850 (V.l-2) and 1851-1890 (V.3—6). The newly published volume 7 opens the third period, 1891-1939, with entries A-Ch. (Price: $37.50.) The dictionary is to be complete in twelve volumes. It is distributed in North and South America by ISBS, Inc., P.O. Box 555, Forest Grove, OR 97116.

• David M. Brownstone and Gorton Carruth’s Where to Find Business Information (Wiley, 1979, $34.95) is designed “to show precisely and quickly where current business information is located and how to find it,” listing more than 5,000 English-language publications. A “Source Finder” section of 2,500 subject entries directs the reader to full bibliographic citations in the “Sources of Business Information” section.

Great Writers of the English Language (3v., St. Martin’s Press, 1979, $45 each volume) provides biographies, bibliographies, and critical essays on 500 poets (V. 1), 500 novelists (V.2), and 200 dramatists (V.3).

• Robert Goehlert’s Congress and Law- Making: Researching the Legislative Process (American Bibliographical/Center-Clio Press, 1979, $17.50) “is designed to help users trace congressional legislation and to familiarize them with the major sources of information about Congress.”

• William S. Hein & Co., Buffalo, New York, has published in 144 volumes The Internal Revenue Acts of the United States, 1909-1950: Legislative Histories, Laws and Administrative Documents, edited by Bernard D. Reams, Jr. A separate Guide and Index is designed “to assist the researcher in identifying and retrieving the relevant documents that make up the legislative histories.” The price for the collection is $5,975. ■■


TRUMAN CAPOTE: A Reference Guide Robert J. Stanton 0-8161-8108-X $19.50

This is the first full-length bibliography of Capote’s work, life, and reputation. All editions of his works are listed, including foreign translations. More than 1300 critical books, articles, and reviews are also included. Descriptive annotations of all critical pieces summarize the writers’ appraisal of Capote’s work. With index.

BRET HARTE:A Reference Guide Linda D. Barnett 0-8161-8197-7 $38.00

Barnett surveys all the significant criticism published in English on the life and writings of Bret Harte. More than 2350 books and articles are arranged chronologically, spanning the years 1865-1977. Each entry is fully annotated. Some French and German resources are also listed.


A Reference Guide to English Translations of His Works and Studies of His Life and Literature Published in England and America, 1880-1978

G.A. Cevasco 0-8161-8235-3 $24.50

The unusual and brilliant novels of Huysmans make him one of the most fascinating French writers of the 19th century. This annotated bibliography is a complete guide to the more than 7 00 books and articles which are available in English concerning Huysmans’ life and influence. Included is every known English translation of Huysmans’ work.

ROBERT FROSTStudies of the Poetry Kathryn Gibbs Harris 0-8161-8397-X $18.95

This important collection includes 16 essays-each appearing for the first time here - which provide thoughtful and varied discussion of Robert Frost’s poetry. The contributors examine in depth many of Frost’s masterpieces and share newly- discovered insights and meanings. The poet’s works are examined from a number of scholarly perspectives, including linguistics and psychology.


Lea Bertani Vozar Newman 0-8161-8398-8 $32.50

This important new volume examines the complex, brooding short fiction of Hawthorne from four perspectives: publication history ; sources and influences; interrelationships within the Hawthorne canon; and critical reception through every historical period. This study is an indispensable aid to understanding and enjoyment for both layman and scholar.


A Reference Guide

Robert E. Fleming with Esther Fleming 0-8161-8094-6 $18.50

Fleming describes every book and article on Lewis and all major reviews of his work that have appeared in the United States between 1914-1978. Since Lewis’ writing had worldwide influence and popularity, full coverage of significant foreign articles from Asia, Europe, and South America are also provided. A fascinating introduction surveys the critical reception of Lewis’ fiction.


A Reference Guide

Alma J. Payne 0-8161-8032-6 $15.00

In addition to her perceptive novels about Victorian family life, Louisa May Alcott also wrote gothic romances, an account of her early years as a working girl, and recollections of her service as a Civil War nurse. This definitive guide surveys critical reaction to all of Alcott’s work from 1854 to the present.


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