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First published in 1959, Walford's guide to reference material achieved international recognition as a leading bibliographic tool across all subject areas. But, in the 1990s, the web transformed the information universe; and so we have now transformed Walford.
The New Walford (TNW) Volume 1: Science, Technology and Medicine is the first volume of a radically different guide.
Published over 3 years, TNW will form the most substantial work of its kind in the English language. This book provides a pathway through the huge quantity of information now accessible via the web. The types of material cited have been greatly widened to reflect the revolution brought about by the use of networked information; but we have made sure that print resources are not ignored where these are still valuable.
If you are approaching a subject for the first time, TNW will get you on your way, guiding you to the best starting points for your query. For the information professional, TNW's new way of categorizing resources reflects the fundamental changes that have taken place in the scientific, business, political and social information landscapes.
Who is it for?
This new reference book will be valuable for professionals worldwide who need to suggest resources to people who are relatively unfamiliar with the nuances of a topic and who are asking `where should I start?'
The focus is on resources that are most likely to be found and used within public, government, education or business information services. If you are an LIS professional responsible for developing and revising a reference collection, new to reference work, staffing an enquiry desk, a research worker or student, you'll welcome publication of this new work - it's your paper portal to the world of reference resources.
Dr Ray Lester held posts in Unilever and a number of university libraries before becoming Director of Information Services at the London Business School and then the Head of Library and Information Services at The Natural History Museum.
Compiled by subject specialists from internationally renowned organizations, Volume 1 covers 12 broad subject groupings: * mathematics * physics & astronomy * earth sciences * chemistry * biological sciences * agriculture, forestry, fisheries & food * pre-clinical sciences * clinical medicine *health *natural resources & energy * engineering * information & communication technology.
Ray Lester BSc PhD FCLIP FLAS FRSA has previously held posts at Unilever and a number of university libraries before becoming Director of Information Services at the London Business school and then the Head of Library and Information Services at The Natural History Museum. Subject specialists: Catherine Carr, Cranfield University; James Corlett, The Nottingham Trent University; Joanne Dunham, University of Leicester; Helen Hathaway, University of Reading; Dr Jonathan Jeffery, Leiden University; Gareth Johnson, University of York; Nazma Masud, Royal Society of Chemistry; Roger Mills, Oxford University; Lorna Mitchell, Queen Mary, University of London; Dr David Newton, The British Library; Linda Norbury, University of Birmingham; Bob Parry, University of Reading; Alison Sutton, University of Reading; Elizabeth Tilley, University of Cambridge; Dr Barry White, University of Manchester; Fenella Whittaker, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers.