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The Publishing and Review of Reference Sources




ISBN 9780367373696
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
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This book, first published in 1987, provides important information on reference publishing, including valuable guidelines on evaluating publications and sources. The articles contained here are all written by leading experts in the field.

Table of Contents

1. Publishing, Reviews and the Reference Process Bill Katz  2. Evaluation Reference Books in Theory and Practice Norman Stevens  3. The Reference Reviewer's Responsibilities James Rettig  4. How to Be a Book Critic: A Guide for Librarians Richard Grefrath  5. Dear Encyclopedia Critic Ken Kister  6. Evaluation of Reference Sources Published or to Be Published Jovian Lang  7. Reference Book Reviewing Tools: How Well Do They Do the Job? James H. Sweetland  8. Book Reviewing in Sociology Sharon Quist  9. Publication of Reference Tools for Special Collections Daniel Traister  10. New Reference Sources on Women: An Analysis and Proposal Helen B. Josephine and Deborah K. Blouin  11. Communication Between Publishers and Librarians: Cooperation or Conflict? Martin Grayson and Carol Stuckhardt  12. The Buzz Industry and the Book Industry Fred Ruffner  13. On the Writing of Reference Books: Real and Ideal; In Which the Author Discourses on Motivation, Process, Publication, Reviews and Rewards Marda Woodbury  14. Reference Books From a Scholarly Publisher Marilyn Brownstein, Nora Kisch and Mary S. Ive  15. From Book Idea to Contract: Writing Reference and Professional Books Pat Schuman  16. Who Are the Whos: The Uses of Bibliographical Reference Sources for Social Demography Adele Hast  17. Small Press Reference Books Kay Ann Cassell  18. Major Business Reference Works Thomas P. Slavens  19. Publishing Reference Works in the Electronic Age: Information Delivery Through Multiple Channels Phyllis B. Steckler  20. Online Searching: Reference Librarians and Reference Publishers Meet the Challenge Together Jon Clayborne  21. Old Books: New Technologies Davie Biesel  22. The Medium Must Match the Message Kathy Niemeier  23. Ready Reference Using Online Databases Barbara E. Anderson  24. The Reference Services From Mead Data Central: Combining Index Terms and Free Text Searching for Saturation Retrieval Sharon K. Peake  25. Optical Disk: The Electronic Library Arrives Sandra Sinsel Leach  26. Online Services at the Reference Desk: New Technologies vs. Old Problems Mary Boulanger  27. Keeping the Lid On: Approaches to the Control of Costs in Reference Book Purchasing in an Academic Library Heather S. Miller  28. Reference Publishing and Changing Distribution Techniques Sharon C. Bonk  29. The Effect of Publishing Policies on Reference Service in the Large Academic Library Constance A. Fairchild  30. What is Reference Publishing? A Dialogue Robert Franklin

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