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Title:Selection and acquisition of foreign publications
Author(s):Welch, Helen M.
Subject(s):Acquisitions (Libraries)
Abstract:The special problems and prospects of the selection and acquisition of foreign publications deal with no trivial portion of world publication. UNESCO's book production figures for 1960 assign less than five per cent of the titles to U.S. publishers, leaving a whopping 95 per cent to be acquired across our customs, copyright, and censorship barriers. According to the Bureau of the Census, the United States imported over $22,000,000 worth of books and closely related materials in 1960, an increase of nearly 10 per cent over 1959 imports; and I have heard of no one who thinks this amount approached adequacy.
Issue Date:1963
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:Welch, H.M. (1963) Selection and acquisition of foreign publications. In Goldhor, Herbert (ed) Selection and Acquisition Procedures in Medium-Sized and Large Libraries (Papers presented at an Allerton Park Institute held November 11-14, 1962): 79-89.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (9th : 1962)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-04-03

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