ERIC Number: ED221203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Twelve Essays on Australian Subject Bibliography. Development of Resource Sharing Networks. Networks Study No. 12.
Borchardt, D. H., Ed.
This collection of 12 essays on bibliographic services in Australia has been published as part of the National Library of Australia's effort to encourage a voluntary national information system. An introduction and overview of bibliography in Australia are followed by brief surveys of the major desiderata for Australian subject bibliography in literature (A. Lawson), children's books and materials (J. D. Adams), music (K. Horn), politics (J. Rydon), wildlife (M. C. Downes), legal writings (E. K. Braybrooke), economics (F. G. Davidson), educatiin (J. Thawley), agriculture (H. M. Russell and G. Levick), geography (R. G. Freestone), and non-Australian history materials located in Australian libraries (R. J. Shultz and Janet F. Schultz). Each essay is contributed by a subject specialist and contains a review of current bibliographic sources available and recommendations for improvement in bibliographic information in that subject area. Among a wide range of suggestions are included the inauguration or strengthening of national information clearinghouses, union lists of sources, or national bibliographies; the updating of previously existing subject bibliographies; the creation of new periodical indexes; the computerization of data; the full utilization of international bibliographical machinery for Australian material; and the improvement of book indexing. References are provided for each subject essay. (ESR)
Descriptors: Australian Literature, Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Foreign Countries, Information Needs, Information Sources, Information Systems, Intellectual Disciplines, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, National Libraries, Shared Services
Sales and Subscriptions Unit, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia ($5.75).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Library of Australia, Canberra.
Identifiers: Australia; National Bibliographies