Reference Service, 5/e

Reference Service, 5/e

Authors : Krishan Kumar

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Krishan Kumar :- Krishan Kumar is Professor and Head of the Department of Library Science, and Dean of Arts Faculty, University of Delhi. He received his education at the University of Delhi and Chicago and has taught Library Science at the University of Delhi and the Punjab University. He is an active member of the Executive Committee of the Delhi Library Association and is Associate Editor of its journal, the Library Herald. He is Editor, ILA Bulletin (an organ of Indian Library Association). He is also member, Editorial Board, the Journal of Library and Information Science (Dept. of Library Science, University of Delhi). To his credit, is a pioneering study entitled Users. Survey Concerning Teachers and Research Scholars in the Dept. of Chemistry, University of Delhi. He is also the author of Research Libraries in Developing Countries, which was received extremely well and Theory of Classification, Reference Service, and Library Manual, Other publications to his credit are Philosophy of User Education, Theory of Cataloguing, Bibliography Suchikaran Ke Siddhant and Granth Vigyan, co-authored with Girija Kumar, all published by VIKAS.

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"The Fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated keeping in view the new developments and appearance of new significant reference sources. Some new readings have also been added to bring further readings. This work not only describes the various aspects of reference service such as functions, methods, principles theories, practices, problems, but also provides an overview of available significant reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks, bibliographies, union catalogues, almanacs, directories, etc."


1.Introduction, 2.Kinds and Nature of Reference Service in Different Types of Libraries, 3.Users and Non-users, 4.User Education: Organization, Methods and Evaluation, 5.Orientation of a Freshman, 6.Ready Reference and Long Range Reference Services, 7.Mechanics of Compiling and Arranging Bibliography, 8.Information Service, 9.Sources of Information, 10.Kinds of Reference Books and Their Evaluation, 11.Dictionaries, 12.Encyclopaedias, 13.Yearbooks, Almanacs and Supplements to Encyclopaedias, 14.Biographical Sources, 15.Geographical Sources, 16.Directories, 17.Current Reference Sources, Sources of Statistics, Handbooks and Manuals, 18.Systematic Bibliography, 19.National Bibliographies, 20.Trade Bibliographies, 21.National Library Catalogues, 22.Subject Bibliographies, 23.Indexing Services, 24.Abstracting Services, 25.Types of Bibliographies, 26.Techniques and Methods of Answering Reference Questions, 27.Theories of Reference Service, 28.Organization of a Reference Section, 29.New Developments