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Communicating and Networking in Astronomy Libraries

  • Uta Grothkopf
  • Marlene Cummins
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 266)

Abstract

This chapter reviews communication strategies applied in con-temporary astronomy libraries. It focusses on contacts of individual librar-ians with colleagues, library users and publishers, as opposed to more for-mal methods of communication. While the most appropriate strategy may vary according to the librarian’s function and role within an organization, communicating and networking among astronomy librarians in general isexcellent and has led to numerous cooperative projects during the past two decades. We describe successes, problems, and trends around the world aswell as barriers to effective communication. Some comparisons are made between developing and developed countries.

Keywords

Effective Communication Mailing List Electronic Mail Astronomical Society Reference Service 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Uta Grothkopf
    • 1
  • Marlene Cummins
    • 2
  1. 1.European Southern ObservatoryGarchingGermany
  2. 2.University of TorontoAstronomy LibraryTorontoCanada

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