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INFORMATION SERVICES IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES

ROBERT L. COLLISON (Reference Librarian, Westminster Public Libraries)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Article publication date: 1 April 1952

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Abstract

“Theprinted word is neither more nor less than the judgment of a specialist in printed form. Our files and our libraries are really vast collections of expert opinions in formal, recorded form.” These words of Dr. Ralph R. Shaw, the Librarian of the United States Department of Agriculture, illustrate effectively the work and aims of the public reference library which is, in fact, the living encyclopædia of its area. Its purpose is clearly the maintenance of whatever is available of the most up‐to‐date information on each subject.

Citation

COLLISON, R.L. (1952), "INFORMATION SERVICES IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 213-224. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb049447

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1952, MCB UP Limited

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