18932RE: [mythsoc] "The Company They Keep"
- Sep 11, 2007Cheers indeed, not to mention kudos as well.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
Of John D Rateliff
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] "The Company They Keep"
Excellent news! Congratulations to Diana (and also to David, Who
On Sep 11, 2007, at 2:52 PM, Lynn Maudlin wrote:
> Diana Glyer's excellent book, THE COMPANY THEY KEEP, has been chosen
> as part of the YBP's Core 1000 (second quarter 2007). Libraries are no
> doubt familiar with the Yankee Book Peddlers but, for those of us who
> are not:
> "YBP Library Services is pleased to make available the YBP CORE 1000.
> YBP has developed, designed and implemented this service to aid
> academic libraries in assessing current collections and to allow
> smaller academic libraries the opportunity to benefit from
> participation with a seasoned vendor in collection development.
> "Each quarter year YBP will release a segment of the Core 1000 list
> that will include 250 titles. The Profiling Bibliographers at YBP
> select these titles for inclusion on the list. The selection process
> is complex. The profiling unit, which describes each title
> book-in-hand, will maintain lists of titles each quarter within the
> subject matter specialty assigned to that Profiler. Thereafter, the
> titles selected are carefully screened to identify major titles that
> will stand the test of time and be expected to be contained within
> good collections. The four quarterly lists of 250 titles will be
> combined in February and form the Core 1000 for that year.
> "Each year over 50,000 new titles are published that have relevance to
> the academic market. The YBP Core 1000 list is a valuable tool in
> assuring that essential titles are added to the collections. The
> skill, judgment, knowledge and experience of YBP's profiling
> bibliographers are the foundation upon which the Core 1000 is built.
> Thus, the intellectual honesty in describing titles, a proud YBP
> hallmark, will remain and neither publishers nor trends will influence
> the selection of titles for the benefit of academic libraries."
> http://www.ybp <http://www.ybp.com/acad/Core1000Cover.htm>
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