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ERIC Number: ED418715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 30
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World Literature in OCLC Libraries in the United States: An Analysis of Holdings of Items Reviewed in the 1991 Volume of "World Literature Today."
Robinson, William C.
This study examined the degree to which contemporary world literature is available in United States OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) libraries. The 1991 volume of "World Literature Today," reviewing 837 works, was used as the source. German, English, Spanish, and French were the most frequently encountered languages. Fiction was the literature type most likely to be reviewed in "World Literature Today." The items least likely to be held were collected works, verse, correspondence, diaries, and miscellaneous works. Major countries of publication were the United States, Germany, and France. About 17% of the reviewed works were not held in any OCLC member library. Nearly 5% were held in one OCLC library. About 78% of the contemporary world literature reviewed was held in more than one United States OCLC library. Relationships between holdings, language, literature type, and country of publication were tested. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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