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Guide to Information Sources in Mathematics and Statistics

Martha A. Tucker

This book is a reference for librarians, mathematicians, and statisticians involved in college and research level mathematics and statistics in the 21st century. We are in a time of transition in scholarly communications in mathematics, practices which have changed little for a hundred years are giving way to new modes of accessing information. Where journals, books, indexes and catalogs were once the physical representation of a good mathematics library, shelves have given way to computers, and users are often accessing information from remote places. Part I is a historical survey of the past 15 years tracking this huge transition in scholarly communications in mathematics. Part II of the book is the bibliography of resources recommended to support the disciplines of mathematics and statistics. These are grouped by type of material. Publication dates range from the 1800's onwards. Hundreds of electronic resources-some online, both dynamic and static, some in fixed media, are listed among the paper resources. Amazingly a majority of listed electronic resources are free.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publish Date: Sep 30th, 2004
  • Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.39in - 6.47in - 1.26in - 1.59lb
  • EAN: 9781563087011
  • Categories: Bibliographies & Indexes

About the Author

MARTHA TUCKERis head librarian of the Mathematics Research Library at the University of Washington since 1983. A member of the Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics Division of Special Libraries Association since 1983. Martha is also a member of the American Mathematical Society and served on the AMS Library Committee for three years. She thanks her family and the University of Washington Libraries for their support and patience during this project.

NANCY ANDERSONholds the title of Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her professional library activities include involvement with the Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics Division of Special Libraries Association, Science-Technology Division of Special Libraries Association, and with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Other professional activities included serving as co-Chair of the American Mathematical Society's Library Committee for eight years. Her many publications include articles and two books on topics relating to mathematics librarianship.

Praise for this book

"ÝA¨ useful resource for college librarians and those just getting started in mathematics and statistics research....Tucker and Anderson have created a useful guide for building a general mathematics and statistics collection....This book acts as a travel guide for the mathematics and statistics researcher or librarian attempting to navigate a complex terain. Although it is particularly useful to those new to researching in these fields, the more advanced reader will likely find some valuable new resources."-Science and Technology
?Tucker and Anderson's guide will assist librarians trying to improve their mathematics and statistics collections, as well as mathematicians and statisticians looking for print and electronic vehicles in those fields....Recommended. Faculty; professionals.?-Choice
?The references and additional readings list included should be of interest to librarians and researchers. The final chapter is a list of resources specifically for mathematics librarians. The items listed in this section will be invaluable to librarians new to mathematics and statistics... This book acts as a travel guide for the mathematics and statistics researcher or librarian attempting to navigate a complex terrain.?-Reference Reviews
?[A] useful resource for college librarians and those just getting started in mathematics and statistics research....Tucker and Anderson have created a useful guide for building a general mathematics and statistics collection....This book acts as a travel guide for the mathematics and statistics researcher or librarian attempting to navigate a complex terain. Although it is particularly useful to those new to researching in these fields, the more advanced reader will likely find some valuable new resources.?-Science and Technology
"The references and additional readings list included should be of interest to librarians and researchers. The final chapter is a list of resources specifically for mathematics librarians. The items listed in this section will be invaluable to librarians new to mathematics and statistics... This book acts as a travel guide for the mathematics and statistics researcher or librarian attempting to navigate a complex terrain."-Reference Reviews
"[A] useful resource for college librarians and those just getting started in mathematics and statistics research....Tucker and Anderson have created a useful guide for building a general mathematics and statistics collection....This book acts as a travel guide for the mathematics and statistics researcher or librarian attempting to navigate a complex terain. Although it is particularly useful to those new to researching in these fields, the more advanced reader will likely find some valuable new resources."-Science and Technology
"Tucker and Anderson's guide will assist librarians trying to improve their mathematics and statistics collections, as well as mathematicians and statisticians looking for print and electronic vehicles in those fields....Recommended. Faculty; professionals."-Choice