LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts is an international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists.
LISA currently abstracts over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages.
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An overview of readers' advisory service with evaluations of related
Acquisitions Librarian; (23) 2000, p.21-33
Contribution to a thematic issue devoted to the Internet and acquisitions.
As readers' advisors, librarians attempt to match users with books
they will enjoy. Typically done with fiction, this service is
important for 2 reasons: fiction circulation figures are consistently
high in public libraries; and users often rely on recommendations
for fiction reading material since the contents of novels are
not as clearcut as non fiction books, which are sorted by subject.
To be successful advisors, librarians must know their collections
and their users' reading preferences, and then bridge the two.
Librarians can learn their users' reading preferences using specific
interview techniques, and they can learn their collections using
readers' advisory aids such as the latest Web resources. (Original
abstract - amended)
Acquisitions; Selection aids; World Wide Web; Web sites; Evaluation;
Libraries; User services; Readers advisory work
The following field codes are found in the records of this database.
Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code.
| AB = Abstract
||KW = Keywords
|AN = Accession Number
||LA = Language
|AU = Author
||PY = Publication Year
|DE = Descriptors
||RL = Resource Location
|FE = Features
||SH = Shelfmark (British Library)
|IB = ISBN
||SO = Source
|IS = ISSN
||TI = Title
|JN = Journal Name
||UD = Update
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