Basic Business Library: Core Resources / Edition 4

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The fourth edition contains an updated core list of the best current business resources, as well as a collection of new essays on important topics in business librarianship. Entries in the core list provide full bibliographic information, online ordering information, brief descriptions of authority and scope, and brief evaluations of the works' strengths and weaknesses.

The essays cover such topics as:

• Marketing the business library

• Organizing business libraries and information centers

• Acquiring business books

• Developing a business reference collection

• Accessing government documents

• Evaluating online and investment resources

• Assessing the state of business libraries in 2001

This volume will serve as a checklist of essential business reference tools that smaller libraries can use to evaluate their collections, and provides a guide to the best practices for smaller libraries seeking to begin or expand a business reference collection. The collection of essay also makes the book useful for library science courses in business reference.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A terrific collection development tool for small and medium-sized libraries." - Library Journal, Starred Review

"This revised edition reflects the dramatic changes in the world of business reference and resources over the past seven years….In its fourth edition, this book will once again be used as a guide to best practices for small libraries seeking assistance in business reference." - Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

"A very thorough index completes access to this valuable collection development tool….comprehensive for business reference sources." - Library Journal

Library Journal
In this fourth edition, editors Karp and Schlessinger, along with 12 expert practitioners and three online database consultants, update the core list of current print business resources and provide an outstanding chapter entitled, "Online in the Information Age-Access to Business Databases." Last revised in 1994 (Professional Media, LJ 12/94), the core list now includes 210 titles, listed alphabetically. Each entry provides title, author or editor, place of publication, publisher, year, cost, web site (if applicable), authority and scope, and a short evaluation. According to the introduction, the total cost of these resources is $65,204.98, with the "budget conscious resources" list totaling $34,981.98. Joseph P. Grunenwald has written a vital new essay, "Marketing the Business Library," and Barbara A. Huett expanded the timely chapter on "The Best Investment Sources," especially valuable when money markets and CDs are no longer a hedge against inflation even for small investors. A very thorough index completes access to this valuable collection development tool. Michael R. Lavin's third edition of Business Information: How To Find It, How To Use It (Greenwood, 2001) is a complementary resource but not as comprehensive for business reference sources.-Susan Awe, Parish Lib., Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573565127
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/30/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 300
  • Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

RASHELLE S. KARP is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Clarion University.

BERNARD S. SCHLESSINGER is Professor Emeritus from the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University in Denton.

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Table of Contents

1 Core List 3
2 Business Libraries: Changing Collections, Services, and Roles 109
3 Online in the Information Age - Access to Business Databases 127
4 Access to U.S. Government Information: Recommended Guides, Directories, Indexes, Bibliographies, and Catalogs 157
5 Access to U.S. Government Information: Essential Sources for Business 169
6 Business Periodicals: A Core Collection for the Smaller Business Library 187
7 The Best Investment Sources 201
8 Acquisitions and Collection Development in Business Libraries 217
9 The Practice of Organization in Business Libraries and Information Centers 231
10 Reference in the Business Area 247
11 Marketing the Business Library 259
Index 269
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