Library Trends 17 (3) Winter 1969: Developments in National Document and Information Services


Library Trends 17 (3) Winter 1969: Developments in National Document and Information Services. Edited by H. C. Campbell.

Immediately after World War II the need for a fresh look at the planning of national and international bibliographic and documentation activities became apparent to librarians and research workers in many countries. The first impact of the new electronic communication and data processing methods and machines began to have an effect on traditional library methods and practices and the new information technology was launched. The general result of this, at least in the United States of America, the U.S.S.R., France, Germany, Italy and Great Britain, was to stimulate the growing concern of scientists and technologists for mechanization and automation of many of the traditional functions of the larger national, public and special libraries. This realization of the need for change provided an impetus for the development of mechanized means of indexing, abstracting, and communicating the vastly greater mounts of knowledge required by scientists, research workers, managers, and all others engaged in the use of information. These articles all emphasize that in dealing with developments and trends in bibliographic and documentation services one is more than anything else dealing with the organization of people, their work habits, their social aspirations, their goals and objectives and the interaction which comes about with peoples in other countries.

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