ERIC Number: ED382212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Linking Asian/Pacific Collections to America. Proceedings of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (14th, Miami Beach, Florida, June 25-27, 1994).
Sharma, R. N., Ed.
The Asian/Pacific population in the United States is growing. Therefore, it is important to know what types of collections and facilities are available for ethnic groups within U.S. libraries. This is the issue addressed by the Asian/Pacific Librarians Association (APALA) at this conference. The four speeches are: "Redefining 'Asia/Pacific' in the Life of APALA and the Working of the IFLA" (Kul B. Gauri), which urges cooperation between the organizations to help Asian/Pacific region libraries and librarians; "Linking the Asian Collections Through Technology: A View from OCLC" (Andrew H. Wang), which outlines OCLC's efforts to link Asian collections through online systems for the benefit of scholars of both the east and the west; "Asian Collections and Services of the Library of Congress" (Warren Tsuneishi), which describes the Library of Congress' collections themselves, acquisitions and cataloging processes, staff members, and reference and research aspects of the Asian collections; and "Orientalia Collections in the New York Public Library" (John M. Lundquist), which gives a history of the development of the collection and the service provided by its staff. An introduction to APALA provides information on the background and activities of the association. Additional information includes: information on conference speakers; APALA committees for 1993-1994; APALA program for the 1994 conference; and APALA presidents 1980-1994. (MAS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Washington, DC.; Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, Brooklyn, NY.