Monday, June 1, 2015

Reference collection close-up at the Central Library of the Madison Public Library

Still available in print.  (FAQ)

In the fall of 2009, when I served as interim director at the Portage Public Library, I was surprised to find this title in its reference collection where, apparently, it still remains.

During the years that I taught workshops on public library reference collection development, I thought this set, based on price alone, was an appropriate purchase only for large resource libraries.

None of the other 42 LINKcat public libraries own this title.

Related posts:
Short Story Index, still published annually in a vinyl bound single volume.  (5/25/2015)
1990s print reference collection: Index table with Thomas Register and Reader's Guide.  (3/28/2015)
I remember when you could use a panoramic lens to take photos of a library's reference collection.  (12/1/2014)
Most libraries have probably turned the page to the last chapter of phone books.  (11/13/2014)

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