ERIC Number: ED176717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
The First Soviet-American Library Seminar: A Summary.
Howder, Murray L.
The first Soviet-American Library Seminar provided general comparisons and contrasts, similarities and dissimilarities, between Soviet and American libraries, and stressed the differences in understanding library terms, the need for long-range planning, demographic changes and their effect on library services, and library automation. An introductory session outlined procedures to be observed and presented representatives of the host organizations. Opening presentations described the library as a "multimedia catalog of many civilizations" and praised the collaboration between the USSR and the United States in the library field, observing that such cooperation is within the terms of the Helsinki accord. During the formal afternoon sessions, Soviet delegates presented condensed versions of prepared papers and American reactors commented on each paper and asked questions drawn from prepared reactions. Afternoon presentations from the Soviet representatives discussed development and planning in Soviet library systems, library statistics, the role of the national library, the role of libraries in the satisfaction of the information needs of specialists, the network of children's libraries, and training of librarians. (CWM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United States; USSR
Note: For related documents, see IR 007 541-547