ERIC Number: ED231388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Scandinavian Librarianship: A Study in Cooperation.
Scandinavian library cooperation, which began informally in the nineteenth century, has benefited from similarities in language, history, background, political system, ideals, and materials, and has been comparatively easy to establish. The Scandia Plan, launched in the 1950's, was the first Scandinavian library cooperation program to receive governmental financial support. It allocated the responsibility for the acquisition of little-used literature partly according to specific subjects and partly according to regional or linguistic limits. Although some libraries find it time-consuming and hard to administer or control, the plan has been one of the most important parts of the cooperation system. The joint acquisitions policy has required improvement of Scandinavian interlending services and has supported the publication of new Scandinavian union catalogs. The Scandia Plan has been supplemented by several other projects, which are currently organized and administered by the Nordic Council for Scientific Information and Research Libraries (NORDINFO), which comprises all aspects of library documentation and information services. NORDINFO's activities include planning and coordination, acquisitions, databases and network, and education and training. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Nordic Council; Scandia Plan; Scandinavia
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 14, 1978).