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Edward Swanson, MINITEX Library Information Network
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Editor's note: Edward Swanson, Book Review Editor for Library Research and Technical Services (LRTS), writes the Publications column for the ALCTS Newsletter Online. This is his third column. The following publications have been received recently and will be considered for review in a future issue of LRTS. Anyone interested in writing reviews for LRTS is encouraged to contact Swanson at or

Acquisition in Different and Special Subject Areas. Ed. Abulfazal M. Fazle Kabir. Haworth Information Press, 2003. 0-7890-2289-3 $24.95; softbound: 0-7890-2290-7 $19.95 Acquisitions Librarian, no. 29

Becoming a Digital Library. Ed. Susan J. Barnes. Dekker, 2004. 0-8247-0966-7 $135.00

Building Digital Archives, Descriptions & Displays: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Archivists and Librarians. By Frederick Stielow. Neal-Schuman, 2003. softbound: 1-55570-463-8 $75.00

Buying and Contracting for Resources and Services: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians. By Rick Anderson. Neal-Schuman, 2004. softbound: 1-55570-480-8 $55.00

Cataloging Nonprint and Internet Resources: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians. By Mary Beth Weber. Neal-Schuman, 2002. softbound: 1-55570-435-2 $59.95

Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collections. Ed. Daniel C. Mack. Haworth Information Press, 2004. 0-7890-1470-X $39.95; softbound: 0-7890-1471-8 $24.95 The Acquisitions Librarian, 30

Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives: A How-to-Do It Manual. By Gregory S. Hunter. 2d ed. Neal-Schuman, 2003. softbound: 1-55570-467-0 $65.00

Digital Reference Services. Ed. Bill Katz. Haworth Information Press, 2004. 0-7890-2319-9 $49.95; softbound: 0-7890-2320-2 $34.95

Digitizing Collections: Strategic Issues for the Information Manager. By Lorna M. Hughes. Facet, 2004. 1-85604-466-1 $75.00

Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives. Ed. Graham Matthews and John Feather. Ashgate, 2003. 0-7546-0917-0 $79.95

E-Serials Collection Management: Transitions, Trends, and Technicalities. Ed. David C. Fowler. Haworth Information Press, 2004. 07890-1753-9 $59.95; softbound: 0-7890-1754-7 $39.95

Electronic Reserve: A Manual and Guide for Library Staff Members. By Lori L. Driscoll. Haworth Information Press, 2004. 0-7890-1525-0 $39.95; softbound: 0-7890-1526-9 $24.95 Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply, 14, no. 1

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management. By Peggy Johnson. ALA, 2004. softbound: 0-8389-0853-5 $60.00 (ALA members) $54.00)

Information and the Professional Scientist and Engineer. Ed. Virginia Baldwin, Julie Hallmark. Haworth Information Press, 2003. 0-7890-2162-5 $49.95; softbound: 0-7890-2163-3 $29.95 Science & Technology Libraries, 29, nos. 3/4

Information Architecture: Designing Information Environments for Purpose. Ed. Alan Gilchrist, Barry Mahon. Neal-Schuman, 2004. 1-55570-493-X $75.00

Information Practice in Science and Technology: Evolving Challenges and New Directions. Ed. Mary C. Schlembach. Haworth Information Press, 2003. 0-7890-2183-8 $39.95; softbound: 0-7890-2184-6 $19.95 Science & Technology Libraries, 29, nos. 1/2

Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval. By G.G. Chowdhury. 2d ed. Facet Pub., 2004. softbound: 1-85604-480-7 $89.95

Judaica in the Slavic Realm, Slavica in the Judaic Realm: Repositories, Collections, Projects, Publications. Ed. Zachary M. Baker. Haworth Information Press, 2004. 0-7890-2279-6 $39.95; softbound: 0-7890-2280-X $29.95 Slavic & East European Information Resources, 4, nos. 2/3

The Kovacs Guide to Electronic Library Collection Development: Essential Core Subject Collections, Selection Criteria, and Guidelines. By Diane K. Kovacs and Kara L. Robinson. Neal-Schuman, 2004. softbound: 1-55570-483-2 $125.00

Library Web Sites: Creating Online Collections and Services. By A. Paula Wilson. American Library Association, 2004. softbound: 0-8389-0872-1 $35.00 (ALA members $31.50)

The Next Library Leadership: Attributes of Academic and Public Library Directors. By Peter Hernon, Ronald R. Powell, and Arthur P. Young. Libraries Unlimited, 2003. softbound: 1-56308-992-0 $50.00

Organizing Knowledge in a Global Society: Principles and Practice in Libraries and Information Centres. By Ross Harvey and Philip Hider. Centre for Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, 2004. softbound: 1-876938-66-8 Aus$71.50

Protecting Your Library's Digital Resources: The Essential Guide to Planning and Preservation. By Miriam B. Kahn. American Library Association, 2004. softbound: 0-8389-0873-X $40.00 (ALA members, $36.00)

Straight from the Stacks: A Firsthand Guide to Careers in Library and Information Science. By Laura Townsend Kane. American Library Association, 2003. softbound: 0-8389-0865-9 $34.00 (ALA members $30.60)

Understanding Information Systems: What They Do and Why We Need Them. By Lee Ratzan. American Library Association, 2003. softbound: 0-8389-0868-3 $58.00 (ALA members $52.20)

Web Site Design with the Patron in Mind: A Step-by-Step Guide for Libraries. By Susanna Davidsen and Everyl Yankee. American Library Association, 2004. softbound: 0-8389-0869-1 $40.00 (ALA members $36.00)

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