Problems and choices in procurement of technical reports

Sridhar, M. S. Problems and choices in procurement of technical reports. Library Science With a Slant to Documentation, 1983, vol. 20, n. 2, pp. 107-124. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Practical problems faced in procurement of foreign, unclassified hardcopy reports are discussed under the heads bibliographic control and access, avoiding duplication, efficiency of suppliers, economies in buying reports and physical condition of reports supplied by various agencies.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: special libraries, acquisition of reports, technical reports
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JA. Acquisitions.
Depositing user: Dr. M S Sridhar
Date deposited: 30 Oct 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:09


Positive roles played by reports are enumerated in "Role of report in scientific and technical information transfer", by M. S. Sridhar, IASLIC Bulletin, 27 (2) June 1982, pp. 99—104.

Other aspects of reports are dealt in Technical Reports Collection Development, Organisation, Dissemination and Retrieval: A case study by M.S. Sridhar and S. Narayana Prasad, Journal of Library Development, (1) November 1982, pp. 68—78.

Wood, David. "Grey literature—the role of the British Library Lending Division", Aslib Proceedings, 34 (11/ 12) November/ December 1982, p. 460.

Herner, Ary and Herner, Saul. "The current status of the government research report in the USA", UNESCO Bulletin for Libraries 13(809) August—September 59, pp. 187—196 (Quoted from Allen Kent and Harold Lancour, ed. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, V 30, New York; Marcel Dekker, [980, p. 155).

Dwight, Gray E. and Rosenberg Staffan. "Do technical reports become published papers?". Physics Today, 10(6) January 57, pp. 18—21 (Quoted from Allen Kent and Harold Lancour, ed. ldem, V30, p. 155).

National Academy of Science and National Academy of Engineering, Committee on Scientific and Technical Communication. Scientific and technical communication: A Pressing national problem and recommendations for its solution, Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 1969, p. 116.

Godfrey, Lans E. and Redman, Helen F. ed. Dictionary of report of series codes, 2 ed. New York: SLA, 1973, p.7.

Ibid., p.11.

Josephs, Melvin J. "Information dissemination with microforms", IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, PC-18(3) September 1975, 164-167.

Wood, David. Idem., p.460.

Vickers, Stephen. "Grey literature world guide: The UAP programs", Aslib Proceedings, 34(11/12), November / December 1982, p.502.


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