ERIC Number: ED111728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Library Resources for International Education. A Report Submitted by the Task Force on Library and Information Resources to the Government/Academic Interface Committee, International Education Project, American Council on Education. Occasional Paper No. 1.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. International Education Project.
The purpose of this study is to consider methods for providing adequate library and information services for U. S. international education programs. The state of U.S. library resources for the following eight world-area programs was reviewed to determine common library needs and problems: Africa, East Asia, Latin America, Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and Western Europe. Findings include the need for bibliographic control of materials and better coordination in their acquisition and dissemination; development of more highly specialized bibliographers; and elimination of unnecessary duplication of effort. Two of the many recommendations made are the creation of an organization to plan and coordinate library services for area study programs throughout the country and the development of large multipurpose regional resource centers. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: African Culture, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Futures (of Society), International Education, Latin American Culture, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Materials, Library Research, Library Services, Middle Eastern Studies
International Education Project, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. International Education Project.