ERIC Number: ED239642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Public Libraries Section. Libraries Serving General Public Division. Papers.
International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).
Papers on public libraries, which were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) "The Role of Public Libraries in Developing Countries with Particular Reference to the Gambia" by Sally P. C. N'Jie (The Gambia); (2) "Public Libraries in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG)" by Friedrich Andrae (West Germany); (3) "The Growing Significance of Meeting Leisure Time Interests for Reproducing Working Power Demonstrated by the Example of the General Research Library of Potsdam District" by Ilse Schumann (East Germany); (4) "The Position of Public Libraries within IFLA," in which Margareta Torngren (Sweden) discusses the lack of representation of public library groups; (5) "Library Services to Ethnic Minorities in Australia: 1981-1983," in which Radha Rasmussen (Australia) describes public library services to Australian immigrant and Aboriginal populations; (6) "When Can We Stop Trying to Improve the Horse, and Get an Automobile Instead?," in which David M. Truitt (United States) outlines problems in using public libraries and suggests increasing automation as one possible solution to these problems; (7) "Information Technology and New Media in Public Libraries of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG)" by Gunter Beyersdorff (West Germany); and (8) "The Munich Municipal Library System: A Survey," in which Lothar Thalmann (West Germany) reports on library organization, services, and holdings, including an administrative chart and a list of Munich public libraries. (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: Australia; East Germany; Gambia; Information Technology; International Federation of Library Associations; United States; West Germany
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations (49th, Munich, West Germany, August 21-27, 1983).