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Document Type

Article

Abstract

Ready reference collections were originally formed, and still exist, because they perform a valuable function in providing convenient access to information that is frequently used at the reference desk. As library collections have been transformed from print to electronic, some of the materials in these collections have inevitably also been replaced by electronic resources. This article explores the historical roots of ready reference collections and their recent evolution.

Publisher's Statement

This is a post-print of an article published in Reference & User Services Quarterly available online at http://rusa.metapress.com/home/main.mpx

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Publication Title

Reference & User Services Quarterly

Volume

49

Issue

3

Start Page No.

253

End Page No.

264

Publisher

American Library Association

DOI

10.5860/rusq.49n3

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