ERIC Number: ED221154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Library Services to Hospital Patients and Handicapped Readers Libraries and the Deaf--The Hidden Society [and] Social Achievements of the RSFSR in Providing the Blind with Books.
Anderson, William; Zharkov, D. S.
The first of two papers presents suggestions on library services for the deaf by a British university lecturer, and the second provides an enumeration of Russian achievements in providing the blind with books. Based on an outline of the personal and social implications of deafness and unawareness of the deaf on the part of libraries and the general public, the first paper recommends that public libraries initiate education for deaf children in the use of the library, establish contacts with organizations of the deaf, furnish information resources for the deaf, arrange training for staff who will be serving the deaf, and generally encourage those with hearing disabilities to recognize the library as an information provider. Four references are given. The second paper covers publishing and library services for the blind in the Russian Federation (RSFSR). Information is presented on the organization and services of the centralized network of special libraries for the blind and the publication of braille literature and audio recordings or "readers" for the blind on a state-planned basis utilizing the financial resources of the All-Russia Society of the Blind (ARSB). The activities of the Republican Central Library for the Blind are also outlined. Statistical data are provided. (ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).
Identifiers: England; Library Statistics; User Needs; USSR
Note: Best copy available. Papers presented at the annual conference of the International Federation of Library Associations (47th, Leipzig, East Germany, August 17-22, 1981).