ERIC Number: ED264865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Retrospective Bibliographic Control: The Question of Cumulative Volumes of Current National Bibliographies. IFLA Professional Reports, No. 6.
Beaudiquez, Marcelle, Comp.
This publication presents the recommendations of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Section on Bibliography with respect to the preparation of cumulative volumes of current bibliographies. The report is based on the premise that retrospective consultation over a long period is feasible only if the number of volumes handled is relatively restricted and, as a consequence, practical considerations must take priority in the production of such volumes. In 1981, a working group was established to study the preparation of cumulative volumes of current bibliographies. A questionnaire was devised and sent to 103 countries. Of the 64 replies, 53 were valid, representing a 51% return. Results from the survey are presented under the headings: The 1981/1982 Enquiry (breakdown, annual cumulative index, cumulative annual volume, and multi-annual volumes), and Considerations of the 1982/1983 Working Party. The recommendations of the Bibliographic Division of IFLA with regard to the preparation of content and structure of cumulative volumes of current national bibliographies are also included. The full text of this document is presented in French, English, and Russian, with a summary in German. (THC)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Cataloging, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Organizations, International Programs, Library Associations, Library Planning, Program Descriptions, Surveys
International Federation of Library Associations Headquarters, POB 95312, 2509 CH The Hague, Netherlands ($5.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).