ERIC Number: ED077513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Acquisition of Foreign Materials for U.S. Libraries.
Samore, Theodore, Comp.
Major American research and university libraries, and even college and medium to large public libraries, are steadily expanding their acquisition of foreign materials. In view of this development, a two-week institute on the Acquisition of Foreign Materials was held at the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee in 1971. The basic purpose of the institute was to familiarize the participants with both traditional and newly developed procedures and methods for the acquisition of library materials from foreign countries, thereby strengthening these resources by increasing the efficiency of the acquisition process institutionally and nationally. The objectives were to: identify and discuss techniques, procedures and problems to the acquisition of various kinds of foreign materials by all types of libraries; acquaint participants with on-going cooperative acquisitions programs, and explore additional possibilities; discuss the problems relating to special materials; and, to examine and evaluate the latest methods of acquiring current and non-current foreign materials. The 38 papers given at the institute are grouped under the following headings: Cooperative and Federal acquisition programs; Sources of foreign materials: gifts and exchanges, bookdealers, auctions; Acquisition programs in specific areas; and the Acquisition of special materials. (Author/SJ)
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Foreign Language Books, Foreign Language Periodicals, Library Acquisition, Library Collections, Library Material Selection, Library Materials, Microforms
The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 52 Liberty Street, Metuchen, N.J. 08840
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee.
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