ERIC Number: ED441515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Collecting Science Materials from Developing Regions: Universal Dilemma, Collaborative Solutions.
Wolf, Milton T.
This paper discusses problems related to library collection of science materials from developing regions, including price increases leading to cancellation of peripheral titles. The importance of access and preservation of such materials is noted. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Science Research Materials Project (SRMP) initiative to make accessible and to preserve the scientific and technical materials of developing nations is then described, including the following elements of SRMP's proposed cooperative solution: a larger pool of acquisitions funds; an environmentally controlled collection archive for access and preservation; an enhanced ability to build and maintain local collections; a widely accessible electronic and traditional delivery mechanism; an expanded opportunity to seek grants and endowments; and a framework to foster cooperative projects. SRMP members are listed. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Cooperative Programs, Developing Nations, International Organizations, International Programs, Library Associations, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Materials, Postsecondary Education, Preservation, Research Libraries, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals, Scientific and Technical Information, Shared Library Resources
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/063-122e.htm.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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