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HOMELESSNESS: Interdisciplinary Collection Development Challenge

Jennifer J. Kuehn (Librarian, Social Work Library, Ohio State University, Columbus)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Article publication date: 1 January 1991

Abstract

Every few years a “new” social issue comes to the forefront of attention in American society, and homelessness is the most recently profiled issue. Because homeless people are encountered on a daily basis and the topic is frequently publicized in all news media, public awareness is heightened. One result is that library patron requests increase and this may indicate the need to supplement library holdings, collect relevant research, and make various viewpoints available to a wide‐based constituency.

Citation

Kuehn, J.J. (1991), "HOMELESSNESS: Interdisciplinary Collection Development Challenge", Collection Building, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 14-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb023292

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MCB UP Ltd

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