Ready Reference Collections

Carol A. Singer

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have been transformed from print to electronic, some of the materials in these collections also have inevitably been replaced by electronic resources. This article explores the historical roots of ready reference collections and their recent evolution.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/rusq.49n3.253

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