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BEST Science Books List Announced by E-STREAMS

In June, E-STREAMS announced the creation of an annual list for libraries of outstanding reference/research works in the fields of science and technology. The list, to be published in three installments, will be called BEST -- Best E-STREAMS Science and Technology. This year's first BEST titles can be viewed at The complete 2004 BEST list will be announced in December, 2004.

"There is really no other award like the BEST list," said H. Robert Malinowsky, editor of E-STREAMS. "E-STREAMS fills a gap for academic and special libraries who have no review source focused on science and technology. We want to fill another gap with BEST by honoring a small group of titles which belong in the collection of every library."

E-STREAMS, begun in 1998, is published without charge 12 times per year, annually reviewing over 700 new reference/research works in engineering, agriculture, medicine, and the sciences. Over 240 librarians and other subject specialists write reviews for E-STREAMS. Nominated by this group, the final BEST titles are selected by a committee of E-STREAMS reviewers.

Malinowsky is Professor and Manager of Collections Development, University of Illinois at Chicago; a past winner of the Louis Shores-Oryx Press Award for excellence in the reviewing of books and other materials for libraries from the reference and Adult Services Division of the American Library Association; and in 2003 was inducted into the Special Libraries Association Hall of Fame.

E-STREAMS is published by YBP Library Services, Contoocook, New Hampshire. For more information, please visit