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Published by American Library Association in Chicago .
Written in English


  • Academic libraries -- Collection development.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-208).

Statementedited by Joanne Schneider Hill, William E. Hannaford, Jr., and Ronald H. Epp.
ContributionsHill, Joanne Schneider., Hannaford, William E., Epp, Ronald H.
LC ClassificationsZ675.U5 C6423 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 214 p. ;
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1868638M
ISBN 100838905595
LC Control Number90027006

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