Reference and information services: an introduction

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Libraries Unlimited, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 617 pages
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Updated to reflect the latest trends and the newest sources commonly used for reference work, this latest edition of the highly acclaimed text includes a more detailed discussion of a wider range of reference-related services--including interlibrary loan, document delivery, and readers' advisory services. There is also increased attention to ethical issues and a stronger focus on user-centered services, both face-to-face and mediated by technology. In addition, the authors discuss Web sites of significant value and the impact of the Internet on reference services.

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User Review  - TommyElf - LibraryThing

Precisely what the text says it is...its an Introduction to Reference and Information Services in a library setting. The material is not all-inclusive, nor should it be. With information services and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tlnelson - LibraryThing

This book was very helpful for references services; however they could have cut out the minute discussion of every reference resource available to man. This book is outdated immediately after it's printed. The bibs at the end of each chapter were very nice and led to much more information. Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Bopp is Associate Professor of Library Administration, Emertius, University Library, University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign.

Smith is professor and associate dean, Graduate School of Library and Information Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.