ERIC Number: ED229041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Parliamentary Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.
International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).
Papers on parliamentary and legislative libraries presented at the 1982 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "Parliamentary Libraries and Networks," a brief overview by Dermot Englefield (United Kingdom) of the position of legislative libraries in national networks, the extent of legislative library holdings and library publishing activities, and technical and human considerations in the networking of information; (2) "Canadian Parliamentary Libraries in the Network Context," a review by R. Brian Land (Canada) of the Canadian system of government and the historical background, clientele, collections, services, automated systems, network activities, and publications of Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial legislative libraries; and (3) "The Changing Roles of Legislative Libraries" by James C. Pehler (United States), which contrasts the previous activities of legislative reference libraries--drafting of legislation, research on major state issues, and other elements of staff support--with their current role as a central resource using not only a large internal document collection, but also computer systems linked with other libraries in the state and libraries in other state legislatures. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).