ERIC Number: ED227880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Public Libraries Section. Libraries Serving the General Public Division. Papers.
International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).
Papers on the impact of information technology on library services and the provision of library services to ethnic and linguistic minorities which were presented at the 1982 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "The Challenge of Electronic Technologies to the Information Society: A Call for Policy-Planning in the Library Field" by Alex Eisenberg (Denmark), which discusses the adjustment to new information technology required of the library profession, the principle of free services for all users regardless of type of information medium, and the role of libraries in the national and international information society; (2) "Multitype Library Cooperation in Illinois, USA," a description by Eva R. Brown (United States) of the development and services of the Illinois Library and Information Network (ILLINET); (3) "Library Services to Ethno-Cultural Minorities: Philosophical and Social Basis and Professional Implications," a discussion by Leonard Wertheimer (Canada) of heterogeneous societies and appropriate library services for immigrants and migrant workers; (4) "Networks: A General Principle of Library Development" by Gotthard Ruckl (German Democratic Republic), which lists fundamental aspects of public library networks in East Germany; and (5) reports of the IFLA Working Group on the Impact of Information Technology Upon Libraries Serving the General Public and the IFLA Working Group on Library Service to Ethnic and Linguistic Minorities. (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: Canada; East Germany; Information Technology; United States; User Fees
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations (48th, Montreal, Canada, August 22-28, 1982).