Astronomy Libraries 2000:
Context, Coordination, Cooperation

Uta Grothkopf

European Southern Observatory
Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2
85748 Garching

This article was originally published in Information Handling in Astronomy, Andre Heck, (ed.), Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000, ISBN 0-7923-6494-5, pp. 165-174

© 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers.


This chapter reviews the contemporary astronomical library, examining the services librarians provide in order to assist astronomers in their quest for scientific literature and information. The rapidly evolving environment from paper-based to electronic resources is explored, with an emphasis on "lessons learned."

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