This book, first published in 1984, examines the process of building suitable collections for sci-tech libraries. Sci-tech collections are not the easiest to develop successfully in view of the complexity of the subjects involved, the large number of choices to make, and the difficulty of even knowing about certain grey area publications, such as meetings proceedings, government documents and technical reports. Expert writers assess these difficulties and provide a guide to solutions to the problems inherent in building these collections.
Table of Contents
1. The Development of Robotics and Its Literature: Overview with Bibliography Janice F. Sieburth 2. Acid Rain Information: Knee Deep and Rising Robert E. Trumbule and Marilyn Tedeschi 3. Information Sources for Semi-Conductor Technology Charles W. Moulton 4. Pest Management Literature: Collection Development Syed M.A. Khan 5. A Guide to Information Sources in Genetic Engineering Melinda E. Saffer Special Paper 6. Science and Technology Academic Facility Construction in Louisiana-Oklahoma-Texas, 1977-1982 Frank L. Turner, Bernard S. Schlessinger and Kristin Sandefur 7. New Reference Works in Science and Technology Robert G. Krupp, Editor 8. Sci-Tech Online Ellen Nagle, Editor 9. Sci-Tech in Review Suzanne Fedunok, Editor