Book Research Quarterly

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 20–24

General library standards

  • Paul Evan Peters
Technical Standards for Books and Journals

DOI: 10.1007/BF02683719

Cite this article as:
Peters, P.E. Book Research Quarterly (1988) 4: 20. doi:10.1007/BF02683719


Paul Evan Peters begins his discussion of library standards with a convincing argument that the acceptance by librarians of the need for order and standards is not a character flaw. Rather, in promoting the use of standards, librarians are efficiently forwarding their missions to build and organize collections and to make them accessible to their clients. Pointing out the economic realities of contemporary libraries, Peters further argues that standards are appealing because they help librarians to control costs.

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© Springer 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Evan Peters
    • 1
  1. 1.New York Public LibraryNew York