ERIC Number: ED070722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Bibliographies and Reference Works on Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Russia and East Europe and Compilation of Bibliographies on East Asia, South Asia, and Africa South of the Sahara for Undergraduate Libraries. Final Report.
The project was concerned with developing three up-to-date, accurate bibliographies on Asia and Africa as resource guides and book selection tools for undergraduate libraries. Existing bibliographies and information on newer books favorably received in journals were entered on a computer system. A preliminary, unedited, unselected bibliography was produced for each area and sent to librarians and scholars previously selected as editors who then graded the books as to their degree of importance for undergraduate libraries, eliminating approximately half of the titles. A graded draft was produced and circulated to a panel of college librarians and area specialists who added their suggestions, comments, and criticisms. The principal result of the project is the three bibliographies arranged by country, discipline, and alphabetically. In addition, the Foreign Area Materials Center developed a capability for automated handling of information. It is recommended that the bibliographies be periodically revised and updated. A related document is ED 056 937. (SJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Foreign Area Materials Center.