ERIC Number: ED082760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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...To Gain Access to Knowledge.... Report of the Library Development Program.
Organization of American States, Washington, DC. Library Development Program.
The Inter-American Council for Education, Science, and Culture of the Organization of American States (OAS) at its Second Meeting in Lima in February 1971 requested of the General Secretariat a report on the contents, objectives, scope and execution of its program for library development particularly on the selection, compilation and lists of books. The report consists, therefore, of two principal parts, the general activities of the Library Development Program as approved by the Inter-American Cultural Council at its Sixth Meeting in Trinidad for the improvement of library services, bibliography and archives, and its activities related to its specific objectives of "contributing to improved conditions in the exchange of, trade in, and distribution of books and of cooperating in the formation and issuance of American bibliographical information" as a principal activity of the Regional Cultural Program. The report is prefaced by a description of modern library services in response to a technological age and how the OAS responds to the problems of modernizing and extending library services in Latin America and for world-wide scholarship which must have access to the publications emanating from Latin America. (Author/SJ)
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Authoring Institution: Organization of American States, Washington, DC. Library Development Program.