ERIC Number: ED357738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The International Project. 1992 Update. Including "Microfilming Projects Abroad."
This publication describes national and international book preservation programs, including: (l) the European Register of Microform Masters (EROMM), a cooperative effort in which the Commission on Preservation and Access is a partner; (2) national preservation programs in Germany, France, Ireland, Britain, Netherlands, Sweden, China, and Central American countries; (3) mass deacidification programs, including the Library of Congress action plan; (4) new technologies pertinent to preservation programs; (5) microfilming projects abroad; and (6) future preservation priorities, including a statement from UNESCO on the need for an international program and a report on progress in developing a permanent paper standard. The centerpiece of the publication is a description of microfilming projects reported by national libraries in 30 countries: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, and Venezuela. The description is based on a questionnaire that solicited information on microfilm masters, the existence of a central source of information about the masters, and the predominant nature of bibliographic control for microform masters. (Contains 11 references.) (KRN)
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Books, Cataloging, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Information Technology, International Cooperation, International Programs, Library Cooperation, Library Services, Microforms, National Libraries, Paper (Material), Preservation, Standards, Technological Advancement
Commission on Preservation and Access, 1400 16th Street, N.W., Suite 740, Washington, DC 20036-2117 ($10 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.