ERIC Number: ED417747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Preservation and Archives in Vietnam.
This report, based on visits to Vietnamese libraries and archives between 1987 and 1997, examines the largely unexplored corpus of Vietnamese textual resources in research institutions and libraries there and elsewhere, the associated problems of bibliographic control, and issues of preservation. The following topics are addressed: the history of collections, including decentralized control in the colonial period, dislocation, and contestation and destruction of records; bibliographic control and the Vietnam Union Catalog Project; and preservation, including the physical condition of repositories in Vietnam, conservation imperatives, preservation microfilming activities, and international cooperation. Conclusions and recommendations focus on training, national preservation planning, reformatting, conservation, book production techniques, and legal requirements. A list of Vietnamese institutions and glossary are appended. (AEF)
Descriptors: Archives, Cataloging, Foreign Countries, Information Sources, Library History, Library Materials, Preservation, Reference Materials, Research Libraries, Training
Council on Library and Information Resources, 1755 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam