ERIC Number: ED059725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
International Book Year 1972; A Handbook for U.S. Participation.
National Book Committee, Inc., New York, NY.
The November, 1970 general conference of UNESCO proclaimed calendar year 1972 as International Book Year. The general theme is books for all, and the goal is to focus attention on the role of books and related materials in the lives and affairs of the individual and society. The overall objectives are the encouragement of authorship and translation; improved circulation and production of books; promotion of the reading habit; and strengthening the usefulness of books in education, international understanding and peaceful cooperation. This handbook provides guidelines for United States participants in the following areas: (1) functions and organization of the ad hoc committee and the U.S. Secretariat, (2) techniques for planning activities and (3) planning for resources, publicity and promotion. Lists of films, publications and organizations concerned with the international Book Year are appended. (SJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association of American Publishers, New York, NY.; Government Advisory Committee on International Book and Library Programs, Washington, DC.; National Commission for UNESCO (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.; American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Book Committee, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: International Book Year; UNESCO; United States
Note: (50 References) Prepared by the U.S. IBY Secretariat of the National Book Committee