Some of the material in this book has appeared in different form in other publications.
Parts of chapters 2 and 20 appeared in "Concepts of Library Goodness," Canadian Library Journal 39, no. 2 (April. 1982): 63-6. Chapter 3 draws on "Looking Aheadand Around," Information Reports and Bibliographies 7, nos. 4-5 (1978): 15-18; and "Library Educationmeeting the Needs of the Future," Catholic Library World 50, no. 10 (May 1979): 424-6. Parts of chapters 6 and 14 are based on "Types of Search and the Allocation of Library Resources," Journal of the American Society for Information Science 30, no. 3 (May 1979): 143-7. Chapter 7 is similar to "Library Materials: Paper, Microfilm, Database," College and Research Libraries 49, no.2 (March 1988). A section of chapter 8 is discussed in a similar manner in "Relatedness, Relevance, and Responsiveness in Retrieval Systems," Information Processing and Management 19, no. 3 (1983): 237-41. An earlier version of part of chapter 10 appeared in Progress in Cybernetics and Systems Research, vol. X1, edited by R. Trappl et al. (Washington, D.C.: Hemisphere, 1982), pp. 147-5 1. Discussions of the logistics of books' availability in chapter 10 and elsewhere are based on Book Availability and the Library User (New York: Pergamon Press, 1975). Chapter 14 develops ideas in M. K. Buckland and A. Hindle, "Acquisitions, Growth and Performance Control Through Systems Analysis," in Farewell to Alexandria: Solutions to Space, Growth, and Performance Problems of Libraries, edited by D. Gore (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1976), pp. 44-61. An earlier version of chapter 16 appeared as "Ten Years Progress in Quantitative Research on Libraries," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 12, no. 6 (1978): 333-9. The impact of new technology on library catalogs, discussed in chapter 17, is more fully developed in "Bibliography, Library Records, and the Redefinition of the Library Catalog," Library Resources and Technical Services 33, no.4 (October 1988). Chapter 18 is based on "Education for Librarianship in the Next Century," Library Trends 34, no. 4 (Spring 1986): 777-87.
Postscript. January 1999: The ideas in this book were developed further and extended to a wider range of retrieval-based services (archives, management information systems, museums, and records management) in Information and Information Systems (New York: Greenwood; paperback: Praeger.) The discussion of technology and technological change in library services was expanded into Redesigning Library Services: A Manifesto (Chicago: American Library Association, 1992) which is out-of-print but available at http://sunsite.Berkeley.EDU/Literature/Library/Redesigning/.
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