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ERIC Number: ED430483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
The Coast of Siberia: A Vladivostok Spring.
Ronayne, Betty Lee
This paper describes experiences of a reference librarian at California State University (Sacramento) who spent three weeks in Vladivostok (Russia) to assess the library and research needs of faculty and students at the Far Eastern State Technical University. After briefly describing the city of Vladivostok and its military role in the Soviet Union, the paper describes the three libraries visited: first, the main university library with its comprehensive research-level collection but lack of adequate operating funds; second, a small departmental library in world politics and law where faculty were most interested in learning to use the Internet; and, third, the Maxim Gorky municipal public library which maintains both an online catalog and a traditional card catalog and is actively participating in international book exchange and interlibrary loan programs. Overall, the lack of basic, reliable technology was seen to hamper all three libraries. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia