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ERIC Number: ED314091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The International Project. Progress Report.
Rutimann, Hans
The International Project of the Commission on Preservation and Access was begun in June 1988 to explore the feasibility of creating an international database of preserved materials. Its main goals are to: (1) determine the extent to which preservation records exist in other countries; (2) identify the difficulties in converting records to machine-readable format and entering those records into a common database; (3) facilitate agreement on the level of bibliographic detail needed to exchange records; and (4) determine how to proceed to create a shared database capacity. This interim report on the International Project includes narrative reports on visits to five libraries and other organizations identified for the pilot project in Germany and France: the Deutsche Bibliothek (Frankfort), the Deutsches Bibliotheksinstitut (Berlin), Stadt und Universitatsbibliothek (Frankfort), the Council of Europe (Strasbourg), and the Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris). Information provided for each site visited includes a brief history of that institution; the names, backgrounds, and interests of people with whom the International Project representative met; synopses of their conversations (i.e., about the particular institution, about other matters relating to international resource sharing, preservation techniques and advances in library technology, and about the International Project); and the representative's general impressions of the visit. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: France; Germany