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

Graduate Education in the Arts and Sciences: Prospects for the Future: Princeton University Report of the President‚ 1981 has a twofold purpose: to give a broader audience knowledge of graduate education at Princeton and to draw increased attention to critical issues confronting graduate education in the arts and sciences at all doctorate-granting universities in the United States.

Handbook for AACR 2: Explaining and Illustrating Anglo-American Cataloging Rules‚ Second Edition (American Library Association, 1980, $20), by Margaret Maxwell, is designed to assist library school students and catalogers in the application of the most commonly-used rules for description, choice of access points, and form of heading as set forth in the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Second Edition.

Computer-Output Microfilm: Its Library Applications‚ by William Saffady (American Library Association, 1978, $11), is designed for library personnel, including systems analysts, administrators, and others who need an understanding of the latest developments in computeroutput-microfilm equipment, software, applications, and systems design.

• In Canadian Libraries in 2010 (Parabola Systems, Vancouver, Canada, 1980), S.D. Neill makes a set of predictions on the state of Canadian libraries in that year. Neill builds a view of the world and of the profession as a whole in 2010 in order to make intelligent guesses at what Canadian libraries will be like.

Microforms and Government Information, by Peter Hernon (Microform Review, Inc., 1981, $29.95), deals with microforms in the general context of government publications and suggests that in many cases a dichotomy between paper and microform publications is not meaningful.

• In Stack Management: A Practical Guide to Shelving and Maintaining Collections (American Library Association, 1981, $7) author William J. Hubbard states that the major goal of the collection manager or shelver is to make the collection accessible through arrangement and physical maintenance. He devotes several chapters to a discussion of practical procedures for accomplishing this end. This guide is an update of William Jesse’s 1952 publication, Shelf Work in Libraries.

Video Involvement for Libraries: A Current Awareness Package for Professionals, edited by Susan Spaeth Cherry (American Libraiy Association, 1981, $6), compiles and updates articles that appeared in American Libraries between April 1979 and October 1980. Some articles discuss basic topics in video such as hardware, software and terminology; others present information on video uses in schools, public libraries, universities, and private organizations.

• A National Bibliographic/Resource Sharing Network for Canadian Academic Libraries, published in 1981 by the Canadian Association for Research Libraries, contains the texts of the papers presented at the CARL Conference on this topic held on October 24 and 25, 1979, at the Chateau Bonne Entente in Ste-Foy, Quebec.

• In Mainstreaming Outsiders: The Production of Black Professionals (General Hall, 1981, $30.95), James E. Blackwell documents the successes and failures of the collective efforts employed in both the public and private sectors to assist blacks and other minorities in entering mainstream American society. His primary focus is a systematic analysis of black Americans’ access to and graduation from graduate and professional schools.

User Fees: A Practical Perspective, by Miriam A. Drake (Libraries Unlimited, 1981, $17.50 U.S., $21 elsewhere), contains 11 papers dealing with the issue of user fees as a method of financing library and information services.

• Victor Gondos, Jr., traces the long efforts of J. Franklin Jameson to obtain housing for the records of the United States Government in J. Franklin Jameson and the Birth of the National Archives, 1906-1929 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1981, $20).

Ratios of Staff to Users: Implications for Library-Information Work and the Potential for Automation (Aslib Occasional Publication No. 24, UK £17, £14 Aslib members, US $21.25, $17.50 Aslib members) is designed to provide staff to user ratios for special libraries and information services. Normative and extrapolative “ideal’ data included.

Issues in Personnel Management in Academic Libraries (Foundations in Library and Information Science, Vol. 14), by Murray S. Martin, brings together ideas from several appropriate disciplines and shows how research in sociology, operations, management, and organization can be used to improve personnel management in libraries. The book (Jai Press, 1981, $32.50) is organized as a series of essays around individual topics.

College Librarianship, edited by William Miller and C. Stephen Rockwood (The Scarecrow Press, 1981, $15) is a collection of 18 articles which attempts to provide a picture of today’s American college library and of current methodologies used to study these institutions.

Telecommunications and Libraries: A Primer for Librarians and Information Managers, by Donald W. King et. al. (Knowledge Industry Publications, 1981, $32.50, $24.50 paper), provides an overview of the many different communications technologies available to librarians, including cable television, satellites, viewdata/ videotext, facsimile, the video disc, and the online computer system.

Book Publishing: What It Is, What It Does, Second Edition, by John P. Dessauer (R.R. Bowker, Co., 1981) reviews the history of book publishing, examines the environment in which it functions, the qualifications of its practitioners, the product it creates, the processes employed in book manufacture, publishing markets and how they are reached, and the economics and finance of the field.

The House of Appleton, by Gerard R. Wolfe (The Scarecrow Press, 1981, $17.50), recounts the history of the Appleton publishing house and its impact on the cultural, social and political events that helped shape New York City.

Marketing the Library: Techniques for Managing the Library in Hard Times (Association of Assistant Librarians, Northern Division, England, 1981) presents papers given at the Association of Assistant Librarians Northern Division/Library Association Northern Branch Joint Annual Weekend School at Otterburn Hall in October of 1980.

Hierarchical Relationships in Bibliographic Descriptions, by Ahmed H. Helal and Joachim W. Weiss (Essen University Library, 1981), is a report on the proceedings of Intermarc Software-Subgroup Seminar 4, at Essen, March 25-27, 1981. The study is done in the general framework of the linking problems of data in online bibliographic databases. The analysis is limited to offand on-line cataloging, but all the requirements for networking, acquisition, circulation, etc., were kept in mind.

Libraries and Accreditation in Institutions of Higher Education records the proceedings of the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference in New York City on June 26-27, 1980. The publication (ACRL, 1981, $18.95, $14.95 for members), edited by Julie Carroll Virgo and David Alan Yuro, includes the formal presentations, summaries of the small group discussions, and conclusions as viewed by one of the participants.

• Practical plans for meeting future information needs, with emphasis on user needs, economics, technology, and legal issues, are the focus of Martha Boaz’s Strategies for Meeting the Information Needs of Society in the Year 2000, a collection of 15 essays by specialists and authorities in their respective fields (Libraries Unlimited, 1981).

• The techniques described in Bookbinding and Conservation by Hand: A Working Guide, by Laura S. Young (R.R. Bowker & Co., 1981, $35), follow in principle the German school of hand bookbinding. The illustrated guide covers types of hand bindings, the makeup of the book, equipping a shop, and the use of the printing press.

Computer Basics for Librarians and Information Scientists, by Howard Fosdick (Information Resources Press, 1981, $17.50), is dedicated to bridging the gap between two bodies of literature: that which deals with library automation and is addressed to library professionals, and that which is classified as computer science and mainly understandable by those conversant with detailed aspects of computer systems and programming.

Guide to Academic Libraries in the United States for Students of English as a Second Language, by Patricia Byrd, Carol A. Drum and Barbara Jean Wittkopf (Prentice-Hall, 1981, $7.95), has been prepared to help students with native language other than English make thorough information searches in academic libraries in the United States. The book has been planned for use in intermediate and advanced ESL classes, but it may be used as a self-teaching tool by students with advanced proficiency in English.

Closing the Catalog: Proceedings of the 1978 and 1979 Library and Information Technology Association Institutes (The Oryx Press, 1981, $18.50) covers the LITA-sponsored Closing the Catalog Institutes, the first on November 28-30, 1978, in New Orleans and a follow-up on February 14-16, 1979, in San Francisco. The purpose of the Institutes was to examine the nature of the influences causing libraries to consider the closing of their catalogs and the desirability of the alternatives at hand. The presentations of the various speakers are included in this publication.

University Librarianship (Handbooks on Library Practice, The Library Association, London, 1981) edited by John F. Stirling, is a symposium with contributions from ten librarians, each of whom speak from practical experience. Contributors cover many aspects of academic librarianship and describe techniques currently employed in British university libraries. Distributed in the United States by The Oryx Press at $32.50.

• Author John Blagden’s view in Do We Really Need Libraries: An Assessment of Approaches to the Evaluation of the Performance of Libraries is that the library profession has failed to “vigorously demonstrate the part that libraries and librarians play in enriching the minds of men and women.’’ The book is a review of the attempts that have been made to develop a methodology by which a libraiy’s contribution to the goals laid down by the funding body can be easily assessed. Published by Clive Bingley, Ltd., 1980, distributed at $18.50 by The Shoe String Press.

Public Lending Right, the topic of the Spring 1981 issue of Library Trends (Vol. 29, No. 4), by Perry D. Morrison and Dennis Hyatt, discusses the public lending right whereby authors are compensated by virtue of the fact that their works are used by library patrons. “Whether or not public lending right is actually inherent in copyright law, or merely a means of subsidizing authors employing library use as a convenient rationale,” is debated in the pages of this symposium. (University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, 1981).

AACR2 and the Catalog: Theory-Structure-Changes, by Wesley Simonton and Marilyn Jones McClaskey (Libraries Unlimited, 1981, $8.50 US, $10 elsewhere), attempts to identify the major problems involved in the preparation of a bibliographic record and delineate the possible solutions to these problems, including reference to both AACR 2 and earlier practice.

Teaching Library Use: A Guide for Library Instruction, by James Rice, Jr. (Contributions in Librarianship and Information Service, No. 37), is intended to help librarians, media specialists, and teachers design library instruction programs at all educational levels. Available through Greenwood Press at $25 (1981).

At the Instance of Benjamin Franklin: A Brief History of The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1731-1976, by Edwin Wolf, II, (The Library Company, 1976), is a brief history of The Libraiy Company of Philadelphia based on an article which appeared in Volume XV of the Enclyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 1975. The history appears here in an expanded and illustrated version.

• The object of Microcomputers and Libraries: A Guide to Technology, Products and Applications, by Mark E. Rovig, (Knowledge Industry Publications, 1981), is to equip librarians with the conceptual tools and general information required to plan microcomputer applications, select and evaluate commercially available microcomputers, and make an effective implementation of this technology. ■ ■

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