1st Edition

Euro-Librarianship Shared Resources, Shared Responsibilities

Edited By Assunta Pisani Copyright 1992

    Euro-Librarianship focuses on strategies for working toward cooperation between libraries throughout Europe and the United States to provide the best access and information to research materials as possible. Chapters by several authors in their original languages (with English abstracts) give this book a unique international appeal. Common difficulties such as fiscal constraints and rising book and serial prices are discussed. Stressing enhanced communication and shared responsibilities, this new volume helps bring libraries of all countries closer to the resource sharing capabilities that allowa scholars and researchers much wider access to information than is available today. In this timely new book, many of the papers that were presented at the Second Western European Specialists (WESS) International Conference are brought together to be read and studied by everyone.

    Contents Introduction
    • A Library User’s View
    • Part I: Scholars’ Sources in Western Europe
    • The Evolution of the Concept of the National Library
    • The British Library: A Response to a Set of Questions Put by the Organizers of the WESS Seminar
    • La Bibliothèque Nationale
    • Profile of the National Library of Portugal
    •  Part II: Research Centers and Special Collections
    • I Centri di Ricerca Non Universitari Italiani e la Storia Contemporanea
    • The Nineties: New Information Themes in the Industrial Companies
    • The Study of Renaissance Italy: The I Tatti Program and the Biblioteca Berenson
    • The Marguerite Durand Library
    • The International Information Center and Archives for the Women’s Movement
    • The Historical Archives of the European Communities in Florence
    • The European Community’s 1992 Plan: A Challenge for Information Specialists
    • Part III: Publishing in Western Europe: General
    • Academic and Professional Publishing as Seen from the United Kingdom
    • Publishing in Italy
    • Publishing in Spain and Portugal
    • Making the Commercial Transition from Paper to Electronic, or, Publishing in “The Twilight Zone”
    • Part IV: Publishing in Western Europe: Regional
    • Local History in France and Regional Publishing Houses
    • The Publishing Industry in the Basque Country: An Introduction
    • Dialects and Popular Culture in Italy in the Past Decade: A Renewal of Interest
    • Part V: Publishing in Western Europe: Regional Documents
    • Regionalism and Official Publishing in European Countries: A Comparative Analysis
    • The European Community’s Databases as Sources of Subnational Information
    • The Library of Congress and Western European Subnational Government Documents
    • Part VI: Research and Documentation of Special Areas: Fringe Movements--The Emigré Question
    • Refugee and Exile Publishing in Western Europe: A Report of Field Research
    • School Knowledge Transmission and Expatriate Publishing Houses
    • Emigré Literature by Eastern European Authors in Western Europe
    • Part VII: Research and Documentation of Special Areas: Fringe Movements--Questions of Marginiality
    • Notes on Marginalization, Poverty and Extremism
    • Modern Views of Marginality in Pre-Industrial Europe
    • Fringe Political Parties and Social Groups in Britain and France
    •  Part VIII: Personal Narratives
    • Some Enchanted Egos: Thoughts on Autobiographies, Memoirs, and Life Histories
    • Women’s Memories, Women’s Memoirs of the Great War
    • Part IX: Translations
    • English-Language Access to Western Europe
    • Translation Studies: Planning for Research Libraries
    • A Critique of Exclusion Categories for Translations in the Acquisitions Policies of Major Research Libraries
    • Part X: Access: Electronic
    • Organizational and Financial Considerations for Supporting Computerized Research Materials
    • Dealing With Computerized Data in the International Arena
    • French Studies in the Automation Age: ARTFL, a Full-Text French Database
    • Three Electronic Networks: Their Potential International Roles for Library Communication
    • International Online Information Systems: Role and Action of the European Communities and the National Referral Centers
    • Part XI: Access: Microforms
    • Microfilm Collections of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States
    • Western European Women’s Studies: Improving Access Through Published Microform Collections
    • Major Microform Collections in the Late 1980s: Parameters for Success for a European Publisher
    • Part XII: Access: Cooperative Microfilming
    • Problems of Cooperative Microfilming
    • Part XIII: Access: Assessing Collecting Levels and Available Resources
    • The Implications of the Conspectus for Western European Studies
    • Toward a Shared Enterprise: Western European and U.S. Preservation Programs
    • What Price Library Materials? Recent Pricing Policies of Journal Publishers: Pote


    Pisani, Assunta