Women's Studies Serials: A Quarter-century of Development

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Kristin H. Gerhard
Haworth Press, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 263 pages
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Women's Studies Serials: A Quarter-Century of Development examines the history, growth, and present status of women's studies collections available in the United States and around the world. This text investigates the accessibility to women's studies periodicals, how they are used and by whom, and identifies areas where further research is needed to help collection managers and librarians make the best selection decisions for their serials collections. Women's Studies Serials will help you choose serials that meet the needs of your patrons and that comply with the limitations of your budget.

Offering you charts, tables, and statistical data, Women's Studies Serials covers many topics that will help you build a thorough and accessible women's studies collection or renovate an existing collection, including:
  • the problems, influences, and expectations involved in women's studies faculty's daily work with magazines and journals
  • choosing the best CD-Rom products for women's studies research based on cost, coverage, content, and recommendations for acquisition
  • techniques and insights for teaching cataloging in an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and evolving information environment
  • examining academic women's studies serials on the World Wide Web and determining whether they are helpful to students and faculty
  • suggestions that may alleviate the inadequacies of subject description and access to current periodical literature concerning African-American women and Latinas in the United States
  • how women's studies serials published in Ireland are adding support and recognition to the discipline of women's studies
  • examining popular women's periodicals in the Popular Culture Collection at Bowling Green
    State University and how they help reveal and document the history of women's roles in society
  • the management and collection methods of the International Centre and Archives of the Women's Studies Movement located in the Netherlands

    Providing you with information on how other academic libraries choose their collection material, Women's Studies Serials will help you determine what journals in your library are most widely read and if they are meeting the informational and research needs of faculty and students. The information in Women's Studies Serials will help make your women's studies serials current, cost-efficient, and relevant to your patrons’needs.

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