ERIC Number: ED185977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Development of the National Library System on the Basis of the German Democratic Republic's Social Development.
Schumann, Wolfgang; Schwarz, Gerhard
This historical review considers the rise of the German Democratic Republic's (GDR) system of libraries since its inception in 1945. Sections detail the following: (1) background; (2) tasks of the state organs in the development of the library network, with attention to legislation, planning, and management of the system; (3) role of the GDR Library Association; (4) structure of the library system, and the types and networks of libraries; (5) socialist cooperation and coordination within the library system; and (6) information and documentation services. Final remarks cover the compliance of the GDR library network with the goals of the National Information System of UNESCO (NATIS) and those stated in the "Charter of the Book." (FM)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: East Germany
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (45th, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 27-September 1, 1979). Best copy available.