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Re: -Guidelines for Journal Usage (Heinrich C. Kuhn) Marcia Tuttle 10 Jul 1996 13:36 UTC

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Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 15:29:38 GMT+2
From: Heinrich C. Kuhn <hck@IPP-GARCHING.MPG.DE>
Subject: Re: -Guidelines for Journal Usage (Albert Henderson)

Albert Henderson <70244.1532@COMPUSERVE.COM> wrote on Tue, 9 Jul 1996
23:32:12 EDT amid other lines:

> Total numbers of monographs in some fields has
> actually been falling, while numbers of researchers and research
> expenditures climb, because of the weak library market.

Please do excuse my curiosity caused by ignorance: Could you
provide information as to what are such fields and where
to find the relevant information? Does the falling number
of monographs in those fileds "just" mean that there are
less students' textbooks published or is this about research
monographs as well? If so: has there been a similar decline
in the number of articles published in these fields? Are
these fields sufficiently broad to ensure that the decline
mentioned is not caused by mere "statistical fluctuation"
(e.g.: as far as I know there has been published one
monograph on Cesare Cremonini in each of the years 1993,
1994, 1995, 1996; in 1997 there probably won't be a new one,
but that's not caused by any "weekness of the library
market": it's a mere return to normal ... .)?

Thanks a lot in advance for any answer!

Heinrich C. Kuhn, coordinator libraries Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

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