ERIC Number: ED221211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Second National Seminar on Library Services for the Handicapped, Papers [Proceedings] (Canberra, Australia, May 18-20, 1981). Development of Resource Sharing Networks. Networks Study No. 20.
National Library of Australia, Canberra.
Speeches, papers and summaries of group discussions from Australia's 1981 national seminar on library services for the visually, mentally and physically impaired are presented. The opening speeches are followed by papers on achievement and progress in library services for the handicapped since 1978 (the date of the first national seminar) (W. D. Thorn); the role and activities of the National Advisory Committee on Library Services for People with Disabilities (Senator G. Davidson); the implications of the National Union Catalogue of Library Materials for the Handicapped (NUC:H) (C. Law); the role of state and public libraries in meeting the information needs of handicapped people (K. Horn); the implications of the Copyright Act on the production of special format materials for the handicapped (P. Banki); the concerns of publishers regarding copying for the use of the handicapped (C. Makepeace); the potential of computer and data communications technology in information services for the handicapped (I. MacLeod); and the use of the Kurzweil Reading Machine for the visually impaired, as presented from three different viewpoints (M. Fialides, C. McKenzie, and B. Hewitt). The seven group discussion reports relate to interlibrary loans, standards for braille, standards for audio materials, standards for library service to the handicapped, promotion of library services to the handicapped, copyright considerations, and the information needs of the perceptually and mentally handicapped. Recommendations are provided. (ESR)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Audiotape Recordings, Braille, Computers, Copyrights, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Interlibrary Loans, Library Role, Library Services, Mental Retardation, Perceptual Handicaps, Physical Disabilities, Public Libraries, Talking Books, Union Catalogs, Visual Impairments
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Library of Australia, Canberra.
Identifiers: Australia; Kurzweil Reading Machine
Note: For related document, see ED 178 035.