J. BIRD (Aslib Librarian)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Publication date: 1 February 1956


This series of articles, now in its fourth year, has been designed to fill a gap in the bibliographical coverage of library literature which is covered by no other publication. Its aim is to spotlight those items in the year's production which are likely to be of direct practical value to the librarian or information officer working in a small organization. Such persons are frequently without previous training and experience of the work and need assistance in selecting from the ever‐growing volume of writings on librarianship those items which are likely to be of assistance to them in their work. This review aims at doing this; eliminating all purely theoretical discussions and descriptions of practice in large libraries, except where it is felt they can be of practical application in the small department, and including not only descriptions of library practice but also works of reference of which, even if they are not held in his library, any librarian should know something. No attempt is made to include only those items published in a particular year, but it is hoped that the list is in general representative of items received in British libraries in the year in question, and that between the articles in the series all important items have been covered. The volume of literature from which the choice must be made continues to grow, and the choice of individual items is necessarily a personal one, with which others may be expected to disagree, particularly over the omissions, but it is hoped that it will serve as a useful guide to those for whom it is intended.


BIRD, J. (1956), "MEMBERS' FORUM SIGNPOSTS: SOME SELECTIONS FROM The 1955 SPECIAL LIBRARY LITERATURE", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 122-134.




Copyright © 1956, MCB UP Limited

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