ERIC Number: ED239652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Geography and Map Libraries Section. Special Libraries Division. Papers.
International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).
Papers on geography and map libraries and a paper on European access to biomedical databases, which were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) "History and Current Status of the Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library" by Franz Wawrik (Austria); (2) "Earth Science Products for Tomorrow's Libraries," in which Gary W. North (United States) outlines the history of mapmaking and developments in satellite imagery, digital cartography, earth science computerized image processing, and microfilm, videodisk, and optical disk storage of earth science images and information; (3) "Influence des Nouveaux Types de Documents Cartographiques sur la Politique d'Acquisition d'une Cartotheque Nationale (Acquisition Policy for a National Map Library)," in which Edwige Archier (France--paper in French) describes the acquisition of maps, aerial photographs, and satellite images at the National Library and other French information centers and the need for a national policy to coordinate map acquisition activities; (4) "British Map Collections: Cooperative Planning and Projects," in which Helen Wallis (United Kingdom) describes the activities of the British Committee for Map Information and Catalogue Systems, progress toward developing a United Kingdom (UK) Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) format for maps, the MAPLIB information retrieval system, and other cooperative projects; and (5) "Le Reseau EURONET et l'Acces aux Bases de Donnees Biomedicales (The EURONET Network and Access to Biomedical Databases)," in which H. F. Alfred Cordoliani (France--paper in French) describes the EURONET-DIANE packet switching network and the biomedical databases available via EURONET, PRESTEL (British videotex), TRANSPAC (French videotex) and BILDSCHIRMTEXT (German videotex). (ESR)
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Cartography, Cataloging, Databases, Foreign Countries, Geography, Information Networks, International Organizations, Library Acquisition, Library Associations, Library Cooperation, Maps, Microfilm, National Libraries, Satellites (Aerospace), Special Libraries, Telecommunications, Videotex
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).
Identifiers: Austria; EURONET; France; Map Libraries; United Kingdom
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations (49th, Munich, West Germany, August 21-27, 1983).