With print reference
declining in use, might it be possible to combine these areas for efficiency and convenience?
It responds to individual needs and print reference
in an efficient manner in terms of fit and styling.
Although print indexes have traditionally shared shelf space with monographs in a print reference
collection, this premise does not necessarily translate to electronic collections.
Users access the information through the ProQuest(R) and CSA Illumina(TM) online information systems, Chadwyck-Healey(TM) electronic and microform resources, UMI(R) microform and print reference
products, eLibrary(R) and SIRS(R) educational resources, Ulrich's(R) Serials Analysis System, COS Scholar Universe, and Serials Solutions(R) resource management tools.
This approach brings together print and electronic materials by subject, which improves usability for the Library's users, as an increasing number of electronic resources replace traditional print reference
The nursing department at Patrick Henry Community College of Martinsville, Virginia, US, is integrating handheld computers loaded with medical software into the associate nursing programme instead of traditional, print reference
Using a variety of print reference
tools, the student would gather information on a topic of his choice and prepare an informational booklet instead of doing the activities that were being used with his classmates to learn and develop the same reference skills.
The service is comprised of print reference
materials, including BNA/ACCA Compliance Manual, that are updated every two months and offer guidance, analysis and access to primary source materials, the monthly Current Reports: Prevention of Corporate Liability notification service that carries reports on news and developments, and Web reference materials that are updated regularly.
Users access the information through the ProQuest(R) Web-based online information system, Chadwyck- Healey(TM) electronic and microform resources, UMI(R) microform and print reference
products, eLibrary(R) and SIRS(R) educational resources, and XanEdu(R) online faculty and student resources.
Based on the print reference
, the online edition indexes articles from more than 750 publications from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
The librarians building MedlinePlus Health Topic pages follow the same model that collection development librarians have used for years to create print reference
collections, but the Web format creates additional challenges to collection evaluation and selection.
As in other libraries, the general trend in public libraries is that print reference
collections are being reduced due to the ease of access to electronic information, and the longer term cost effectiveness of this approach.