ERIC Number: ED045136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-3
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Central Statistical Libraries in Europe.
The paper tries to clarify the position special governmental libraries hold in the system of libraries of today by investigating only one specific type of library mainly from a formal and historical point of view. Central statistical libraries in Europe were first regarded as administrative and archival libraries. Their early holdings of foreign publications in applied statistics, resulting from direct international exchange agreements and exceeding in percentage quite often the stocks of statistical publications of their own country, made them to a certain extent the forerunners of today's much more comprehensive independent libraries of social sciences. The need to cope with the specific acceleration in the growth of stocks, with the continuous change statistics undergo and with the growing tendency towards a concentration on the most recent data only, will change the library character to that of a documentation centre in the near future. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, Seven Oaks, Kent (England).
Note: Paper prepared for the session of the Special Library Section, Working Group of Economics and Social Sciences at the International Federation of Library Associations 36th Session, September, 1970, Moscow