ERIC Number: ED042466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-15
Reference Count: 0
Expert Meeting on National Planning of Library Services in Asia, Ceylon, 11-19 December 1967. Main Working Document.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Part I deals with background information for planning on a national scale. Its objective is to focus attention on planning as a concept and on existing problems and deficiencies in individual Asian countries and the Asian region as a whole, and to provide the background needed to develop a realistic plan of action for library development in Asia. This is discussed under five main subject headings: (1) planning library services; (2) role of library services in education, economic and social development; (3) the present state of library services in Asia; (4) library development in relation to the Asian Book Development programme and (5) the use of audio-visual materials by public libraries in Asia. Part II covers elements for a long-term plan for library development in Asia. The contents of this part are: (1) recommendations relating to the objectives, organization and development of school, public, national, university and special libraries; (2) possible linkages between various types of libraries and documentations centers at the national and international level; (3) structure of national library and documentation services and (4) financing and possibilities of international assistance for development of library and documentation services--minimum standards and priorities. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).