Engineering libraries: Building collections and delivering services

Thomas W. Conkling, Linda R. Musser

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Provide top-flight services in this highly specialized field. This groundbreaking book provides state-of-the-art information on one of the most useful library specialties. Engineering Libraries: Building Collections and Delivering Services is designed for information professionals at all levels of expertise, from new practitioners to specialists in science and engineering. It shows how you can provide top-notch service by designing programs around the genuine needs of the users. Previous books in this field have generally covered only the engineering literature and databases. However, Engineering Libraries focuses on the practical aspects of providing user-friendly information services in an engineering environment. The suggestions and advice are eminently practical and designed for immediate usability. It also reviews the state of scientific communication and progress toward digital libraries. Engineering Libraries offers solid expertise on the fundamental issues of this branch of information science, including: Establishing a collection. Innovative uses of the Web. Instructing users. Assessing services. Providing services to varied user populations. Engineering Libraries is an essential resource for librarians in science, technology, and engineering programs. It is also a valuable text for graduate students and faculty in library science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages250
ISBN (Electronic)9781317719274
ISBN (Print)9780789016720
StatePublished - Apr 23 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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