This book, first published in 1988, celebrates the development of sci-tech libraries in honour of the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the first library school in the United States. The expert contributors provide a survey of the development of sci-tech libraries as well as some thoughts about their future. This comprehensive volume covers several types of sci-tech libraries, information retrieval, and library education. Library professionals will be fascinated but the journey of progress detailed in these well-written chapters.
Table of Contents
1. Academic Scientific and Technical Libraries: Some 19th and 20th Century Tales Karla J. Pearce 2. Science and Technology Departments in Public Libraries: A Review of the Past Century Jean Z. Piety and Evelyn M. Ward 3. Scientific and Technical Libraries in the Federal Government: One Hundred Years of Service Sarah Thomas Kadec and Carol B. Watts 4. Corporate Science and Technology Libraries: One Hundred Years of Progress Edythe Moore 5. Information-Retrieval: A 35-Year Personal Perspective Everett H. Brenner 6. Education for Sci-Tech Librarianship: Retrospect and Prospect Linda C. Smith Special Paper 7. Statistical Data for Stand-Alone Science/Engineering Libraries in the United States and Canada 1984/1985 Emerson Hilker 8. Sci-Tech Collections Tony Stankus, Editor 9. CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing): A History of the Technology and Guide to the Literature Part II Colette O’Connell 10. New Reference Works in Science and Technology Robert G. Krupp, Editor 11. Sci-Tech in Review Karla Pearce and Giuliana A. Lavendel, Editors