ERIC Number: ED186007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Library Legislation and Management with Special Regard to Science and Technology Libraries.
Balazs, Janos; Gyore, Pal
Associations of special libraries in Hungary are being developed to provide universal availability of published works on a national and international level. While most library legislation recognizes considerations, concerns of document security, copyright, reprography and computerized services are also matters of legislative importance, particularly for special libraries. Hungarian law treats all libraries as a unified system with individual libraries in four administrative networks--public, school, academic, or special. A central library in each network provides professional operational supervision, procedural methodology, and professional training. Libraries within these networks are encouraged to form associations based on professional disciplinary interest, e.g., chemistry, geology, telecommunications. Each professional association of libraries involves one central library and other cooperating libraries. Among the tasks of the associations are maintenance of statistical information, compilation of library holdings, evaluation against international holdings, interlibrary cooperation, and provisions for reproduction and dissemination of library materials. On the international level, these associations are encouraged to develop bilateral affiliations for exchange of publications and interlibrary loan. (RAA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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. For related documents, see IR 008 306, IR 008 309-312, IR 008 326, IR 008 341, IR 008 352, IR 008 359, IR 008 369, and IR 008 371.