ERIC Number: ED441442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Access to Asian Serials in Australian Libraries.
This paper discusses access to Asian serials (i.e., Asian and Western language titles, including publications from Asia, as well as serials about Asia produced elsewhere) in Australian libraries. Background is provided on the development of Asian collections since the 1950s. Results of a 1994 national survey of Asian materials are summarized. Efforts to coordinate Australia's Asian collections are described, including the National Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) Service and the Indonesian Acquisitions Project. A survey of users of Korean materials is reported, as well as a panel on information needs of Asian studies academics. Other topics include: a collecting agreement for Chinese statistical yearbooks between the National Library and the Australian National University (ANU); World Wide Web sites for major Asian collections in Australia; serial indexing; and backlogs of uncataloged Asian serials. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Asian Studies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Indexing, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, National Libraries, National Surveys, Serials, User Needs (Information), Users (Information), World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/038-149e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Australia