ERIC Number: ED185988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Optimum Procedures for the Publication of the Results of Library Research.
This paper examines the publication of reports of library research progress in the Federal Republic of Germany and proposes problems of research publication that should be considered by the International Federation of Library Associations. Within Germany, four agencies, the German Library Association, the German Research Association, the German Library Institute, and the Association of German Libraries in conjunction with various study groups represent the bridge between research and practice. They publish information on library research through meetings, publication of journals, indexes, thesauri, bibliographies, etc.; however, a special bibliography of library research does not presently exist nor are there current abstracts of ongoing research projects. Reporting in periodicals is sketchy and often loses topical value because of late publication. Greater cooperation between existing agencies and a planned Research and Information Office is expected to help correct this situation. This problem is not unique to Germany and deserves the consideration of IFLA. Aspects for study include the determination of present national publication practices, compilation of a catalog of library research publications, development of regional and international cooperative publication and translation ventures, and the determination of international standards for research publications by subject field. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: International Federation of Library Associations; West 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.