ERIC Number: ED225578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the National Library in Protection of Old and Rare Book Collections in Poland, and Information about It.
This paper briefly outlines the aims and functions of national libraries, particularly in the preservation of old and rare material; the losses of Poland's National Library during World War II; the work of Poland's Center for the Protection of Old Books; the publication of a Polish national union catalog of old and rare items, including incunabula; the development of a microfilming program for old manuscripts, prints, periodicals, and music; and the establishment of the National Fund for the registration and preservation of books, manuscripts, and other items written by Poles or about Poland up until the end of the 19th century and located in Polish or foreign libraries. The development of the National Fund program and its activities from 1976 to 1980 are reviewed. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Poland; Rare Books
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations (Manila, Philippines, August 18-23, 1980).