This book is a reference for librarians, mathematicians, and statisticians involved in college and research level mathematics and statistics in the 21st century. It is a time of transition, where practices which have changed little for a hundred years are giving way to new modes of accessing information. The book includes both an historical survey, tracking this transition, and a bibliography of resources basic to mathematics and statistics including hundreds of electronic resources.
This book is a reference for librarians, mathematicians, and statisticians involved in college and research level mathematics and statistics in the 21st century. We are in a time of transition in scholarly communications in mathematics, practices which have changed little for a hundred years are giving way to new modes of accessing information. Where journals, books, indexes and catalogs were once the physical representation of a good mathematics library, shelves have given way to computers, and users are often accessing information from remote places. Part I is a historical survey of the past 15 years tracking this huge transition in scholarly communications in mathematics. Part II of the book is the bibliography of resources recommended to support the disciplines of mathematics and statistics. These are grouped by type of material. Publication dates range from the 1800's onwards. Hundreds of electronic resources-some online, both dynamic and static, some in fixed media, are listed among the paper resources. Amazingly a majority of listed electronic resources are free.
Reviews Tucker and Anderson's guide will assist librarians trying to improve their mathematics and statistics collections, as well as mathematicians and statisticians looking for print and electronic vehicles in those fields....Recommended. Faculty; professionals.—Choice
The references and additional readings list included should be of interest to librarians and researchers. The final chapter is a list of resources specifically for mathematics librarians. The items listed in this section will be invaluable to librarians new to mathematics and statistics... This book acts as a travel guide for the mathematics and statistics researcher or librarian attempting to navigate a complex terrain.—Reference Reviews