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ERIC Number: ED073805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-26
Pages: 18
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Iranian Vs. American Library Serial Selection Policies.
Harvey, John F.
This essay attempts to compare and contrast certain Iranian and American library serial selection policies. It assumes that many similarities exist between the selection policies of the two countries, but that special problems and contrasts exist in each one, also. The paper concentrates on the policies of two specific institutions, Drexel University, previously, Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A., and the Iranian Documentation Centre (Irandoc), Tehran, Iran. One is an academic library, the other a government agency documentation center. They are alike in some striking ways but are very different in others. In spite of the absence of data and analyses needed to support an objective study, the author draws two conclusions based on his personal observation and experience. The influence of nationalism on serial subscription policies in Iran and America must be recognized. Probably it is common in libraries over the world to find large numbers of local titles on hand. Also, whenever local pride or nationalism and strong library service ideas are combined, then a rich representation of local serials may be expected, as a way of providing good service to local users. (LI 004244 through 004252 and LI 004254 through 004267 are related.) (Author/SJ)
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Identifiers - Location: Iran; United States