ERIC Number: ED211042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The Future of the National Library of Canada. L'Avenia de la Bibliotheque Nationale du Canada.
National Library of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Initially undertaken as a review of the achievements of the National Library of Canada during its first 25 years of existence, this study submitted to the Canadian government by the National Librarian includes a set of 11 recommendations for the future development of National Library functions, resources, and services. A brief description of the contemporary Canadian library scene is followed by a review of the role of the National Library; an outline of the current status of research collections, Canadian Studies collections, and Canadian public archival collections, together with recommendations for practice and policy in each of these areas; discussion of the establishment of a national lending service to handle periodicals and government publications, the propects for the development of a Canadian bibliographic network, and actions to be taken toward these ends; and suggestions for the development of more extensive National Library accommodations. A list of recommendations, three figures, and eight appendices, including the text of the National Library Act, a National Library organization chart, and a 46-item bibliography accompany the text, which is printed in English and French. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Library of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).