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ERIC Number: ED049800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Pages: 227
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Standards for Library Service.
Withers, F. N.
The recommended standards for library service in a number of countries starts with public libraries, covers also school libraries, libraries in universities and other institutions of higher education, special libraries and concludes with national libraries. It illustrates how each is but one part of a wide spectrum of interdependent library provision. The study brings out the common ground there is not only in the standards for different countries for the same kind of library but also in the standards for all types of library. This is primarily because standards everywhere represent principles of good librarianship which cannot vary greatly from country to country. Largely because of this, in drawing up a model set of standards for the principal types of library for use by the developing countries, it has been possible to produce a framework which states many standards in general terms thought to have universal application. But quantitative standards have not been stated since these must vary according to local circumstances and must be worked out on the spot, in individual countries or regions. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).