ERIC Number: ED210008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Libraries of the National Statistical Offices in the World. Comments on the Results of an Enquiry.
Kullmer, Hans K.
Defined in terms of their institutional role and historical development, national statistical libraries are discussed in the context of present structures, size, personnel situation, technical equipment, financial structure, general and specific activities, areas of specialization, and growth rate, as well as the interlibrary cooperative efforts and their connections and integration with literary information systems identified by this survey. Seventy libraries in 126 countries responded to a questionnaire in German, English, and French originated by the West German Federal Statistical Office in compliance with an International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Administrative Libraries suggestion for a survey, and data were obtained from libraries in Europe (46%), America (33%), Asia (13.5%), and Africa (5.5%). Suggestions are offered for intensified cooperation between national statistical libraries in the areas of title registation and subject matter coverage. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: International Federation of Library Associations; National Statistical Libraries
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations (Manila, Philippines, August 18-23, 1980).