ERIC Number: ED060878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Study of the Criteria for Book Selection in Communist China's Public Libraries, 1949 - 1964.
It is the purpose of this study to describe the size and scope of book collections in Communist China's public libraries, and to examine the criteria for book selection in these libraries. The chapters cover: (1) the historical background of Chinese Communist public libraries; (2) library organization - including function, objectives, role and the inter- and intralibrary organizational structure; (3) characteristics of book collections - covering development, scope and type of material; and (4) the criteria for book selection. The criteria for book selection involves the following aspects: function and objective of the library; the book budget; relationship between the library and its community; the nature of the collection; practice of the book selection policy; the responsibility for book selection; book selection sources; and censorship. Each aspect, its part in and influence upon the selection process, is discussed. (SJ)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History, Library Acquisition, Library Collections, Library Material Selection, Masters Theses, Public Libraries
Union Research Institute, 9 College Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China ($5.00)
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Authoring Institution: Union Research Inst. (Hong Kong).
Note: (120 References); A Masters Thesis presented to the Faculty of the Department of Librarianship, San Jose State College, September 1966, in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for Degree of Master of Arts