ERIC Number: ED045141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The National Library and the Progress of Science; Some Problems of Future Development of National Libraries.
Tyulina, N. I.
Co-ordination and co-operation of libraries require a degree of centralization. On a nation-wide scale the one library which is best equipped to perform such centralized functions will be the national library, which has the richest collections and reference apparatus, adequate financial support and trained staff. The national library should be viewed not separately but in interrelationship with other libraries of the country, within their general framework. Considering the national library as a systems object implies that its typological functions are correlated and interdependent. The following categorization of typological functions is suggested: (1) a state repository of publications, (2) a major public library in the country, (3) an information and bibliographic center, (4) a methodological guidance center and (5) a co-ordination center. These five functions determine the nature and scope of collections, the pattern of their use and the role of the national library in the organization of library service within a country. The Lenin Library operates three kinds of literature service: (1) reading room service, (2) interlibrary loan service and (3) reproduction of library materials in photocopy and microcopy form. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, Seven Oaks, Kent (England).
Identifiers: Lenin Library (USSR); Russia
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Section of National and University Libraries at the International Federation of Library Associations 36th Session, September 1970, Moscow