By Ellis Mount

Required studying for any librarian who has been requested to spot criteria and requirements, this distinct new publication highlights the significance of criteria in lots of sci-tech libraries. Collections of criteria in sci-tech libraries surround a very good variety--from the main slim topic fields, to these masking many, and from collections of yankee criteria purely, to these with a world array.

Role of criteria in Sci-Tech Libraries addresses the necessity for criteria in libraries and offers the most important instructions for constructing criteria collections. the 1st bankruptcy describes the operation and collections of the correct provider that may be confirmed to serve these wanting stadards and to advertise the use and selection of criteria. A valuable checklist of international and family organisations that factor criteria is integrated. Successive chapters discover the function of criteria in several sorts of libraries--a public library’s technological know-how and expertise division, a company library, a tutorial library, and the library of the nationwide Institute of criteria and expertise (NIST). the ultimate bankruptcy addresses the position of knowledge dealing with prone (IHS), a advertisement resource of all kinds of criteria, discusses the diversity of criteria providers, and explains how info is acquired.

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