ERIC Number: ED178035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Library Services for the Handicapped. Development of Resource Sharing Networks, Networks Study No. 9. A National Consultative Seminar, Canberra, August 1-3, 1978.
National Library of Australia, Canberra.
Speeches, papers, and summaries of group discussions from Australia's 1978 national seminar on library services for the visually and physically impaired are presented. The opening and keynote addresses are followed by two papers dealing with the present state of services in Australia and other nations, two papers on the library service needs of the blind and physically handicapped, and two papers concerned with meeting those needs in the future. The eight group discussion reports relate to (1) the question of segregation or integration of library services to the handicapped, (2) the role of voluntary organizations in providing such services, (3) promotion of services, (4) training of library service staff members who serve the handicapped, (5) rationalization of resources, (6) role of library services to the handicapped, (7) design of facilities to accommodate the handicapped, and (8) delivery of library services to the handicapped. Appendices provide a list of seminar participants; guidelines for the group discussions; a survey of institutions of higher education offering courses in librarianship; copyright implications of library services for the handicapped; a section detailing the principles, requirements, and structure of library services to the blind; and a reading list on library services to the handicapped. (FM)
Descriptors: Community Role, Conference Reports, Facility Requirements, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Library Role, Library Services, Library Surveys, Physical Disabilities, Public Libraries, Visual Impairments
Sales & Subscriptions Unit, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia ($5.75, Australian)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Library of Australia, Canberra.