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Libraries in Open Societies
Proceedings of the Fifth International Slavic Librarians' Conference

ISBN 9781138995390
Published January 17, 2019 by Routledge
278 Pages

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Book Description

Learn how libraries have risen to the challenges created by the fall of Communism and the rise of information technology!

How do librarians and researchers face war, social upheaval, and other challenges after the fall of Communism and the rise of digital technology? Libraries in Open Societies offers fascinating answers to this and many other questions while providing an overview of this rapidly changing arena. An international panel of authors who know the specialized concerns of libraries in Eastern Europe and the former USSR addresses topics that include the difficulty of preserving and acquiring materials, the importance of international cooperation, and the benefits and pitfalls of electronic media.

This book also discusses the rise of the Internet in Russia, the movement of international bibliographies onto the Web, and other features of the digital revolution. Libraries in Open Societies, itself an example of the value of international cooperation in the modern world, will be an important addition to your bookshelves! Other absorbing topics in Libraries in Open Societies include:

  • reconstruction of libraries in Bosnia
  • the role of the Polish émigré press in Great Britain
  • guidelines for developing Slavic literature collections
  • the creation and restoration of digital archives throughout the region
  • electronic information delivery in the United States and abroad
  • journals in Slavic and East European librarianship
  • Baltic collections in North America and Western Europe
  • the role digital technologies have played in restoring Bosnian printed heritage materials lost during the 1992–1995 war

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Address: How We Came Together
  • Issues in Collection Development
  • Building a Regional Collection: The Case of the Library of the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
  • In Celebration of Sixty Years of the Polish Émigré Press in Great Britain (Eugenia Maresch)
  • The Death of Exchange
  • Collection Development at the Slavonic Library, Prague
  • The Realities of Creating Full-Text Databases
  • Back Where We Started: Bosnia’s Digital Archives
  • The Sofia Corpus of Data on Slavic Manuscripts
  • Benefits and Challenges of Maximizing Technology for Slavic Researchers at Various Levels: Minnesota’s “Early 19th Century Russian Readership and Culture” Project
  • Aspects of Electronic Information Delivery
  • Building a World Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies: ABSEES, EBSEES, and Beyond
  • Electronic Information Delivery and Consortium Realities at the End of the Millennium
  • Electronic Information Delivery: Selection and Acquisition of Web-Electronic Serials and Databases for Slavic Collections
  • The Database of Latvian Calendars, 1750-1919: An Important Component of the National Bibliography
  • Russian Internet Sites: Science, Culture, and Education
  • The RAMEAU/KABA Network: An Example of Multi-Lingual Cooperation
  • Preserving Slavic Collections for Future Generations
  • Evaluating the Condition of Slavic Collections: Simple Steps to Identify If a Collection Is at Risk
  • Digital Access to Old Manuscripts in the Memoriae Mundi: Series Bohemica Program
  • Digitizing and Making a Web Site for the Soviet Letopis’ Zhurnal’nykh Statei, 1956-1975
  • Journals in Slavic and East European Librarianship
  • The Development of Raamatukogu as a Special Library Journal of Independent Estonia
  • The Contemporary State of World Librarianship As Reflected by Library Science Literature in Russia
  • Baltic Collections Outside the Baltic Countries
  • Collections of Baltic Vernacular-Language Publications at Some North American Libraries: An Attempt at a Survey
  • Baltic Collections in Germany
  • Baltic Collections in the United Kingdom: Past, Present, and Future
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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