ERIC Number: ED459803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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Changes in the National Bibliographies, 1996-2001.
This paper presents the results of a survey on national bibliographies among the members of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries in 2001. The survey is a follow up of a 1996 survey on bibliographic control and national bibliography. All parts of the world are represented by 52 responses. The main findings of the survey are that legal deposit legislation still emphasizes textual material, but many agencies presently revise their legislation to include more types of material, particularly electronic documents. Furthermore, print remains the preferred format for national bibliographies, but more and more agencies are focusing on Internet access. More than half of the agencies are undertaking or planning retrospective conversion programs. Appendices include a list of survey respondents, a table showing the current format of the national bibliography for each country, and a copy of the survey instrument. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bibliographies, Cataloging, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, Internet, Legislation, Library Directors, Library Services, Library Surveys, National Libraries, Printed Materials, Questionnaires, Retrospective Conversion (Library Catalogs)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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