Book Selection and Acquisitions: Comments and Annotated Bibliography

Abstract

two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it,"1 placing the burden for finding the knowledge upon those desiring it. The premium factor in the search for truth is the acquisition and preparation of information for discovery, so that when it is sought, it can be ferreted out successfully by the seekers. Thus emerges the librarian's role in the quest for knowledge. The book selection process, one of the most important library functions, can set the whole tenor of a library, and through this proces

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