ERIC Number: ED206317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Newspapers of New York State: A Statewide Plan for Bibliographic Control and Preservation. Final Report of the Task Force on Newspaper Bibliography and Preservation.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Library Development.
Underscoring the importance of newspapers as information sources on social and economic history, this report puts forth a statewide plan to catalog and preserve the newspaper files of New York State. The plan proposes the compilation of a statewide bibliography in two states: a preliminary survey to isolate and preserve files in greatest immediate danger of destruction or loss, and a detailed bibliographic survey combining direct on-site examination of files with systematic searching of available bibliographic resources in order to compile a complete bibliographic record for all titles published in the state. Preservation would be accomplished through a comprehensive microfilming program. The report concludes by delineating the respective roles of federal, state, and local agencies, and lists recommendations for action. Appendices provide a list of state reference and research library systems, a sample holdings report form, sample data collection sheets, sample reference cards, and cataloging worksheets. (FM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Library Development.
Identifiers - Location: New York