Scientific Journals: Issues in Library Selection and Management, Hardback Book

Scientific Journals: Issues in Library Selection and Management Hardback

Edited by Tony Stankus

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Library and Information Science series


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This book, first published in 1987, brings together from a variety of sources analysis on the major issues involved in the collection of scientific journals.

Working from the premise that scientists tend to know much more about their subject than about their journals, it examines the rationale for journal choices, journals and tenure, journals and budgeting, and the elements of a good journal.

It shows librarians how to penetrate the internal structure of some imposing technical literatures in a way that can help them make responsible collection management decisions that even their science clientele will respect.