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Academic libraries in Greece : the present situation and future prospects /
Dean H. Keller, editor.
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New York : Haworth Press, c1993.
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xiv, 226 p.
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1560243651
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New York : Haworth Press, c1993.
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1560243651
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383229
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1994-01-01:
Libraries in many countries are changing due to the introduction of technology and better international library cooperation. This collection of 15 essays written by 17 American, British, and Greek librarians presents a picture of today's Greek academic libraries and a forecast of their future prospects. Each chapter deals with a different topic such as international interlibrary cooperation, library education in Greece, and collection development and interlibrary loan in Greek academic libraries. A few essays deal with nonacademic libraries, including the National Libary of Greece and the American Center Library in Thessaloniki. Two chapters are devoted to the Library of the Department of English Language and Literature at Aristotle University. While this is a good introduction to the topic, it does not cover all aspects of academic librarianship in Greece. Many important topics such as library administration, reference, circulation, serials, cataloging, and classification are not discussed. Recommended only for professional collections with a special interest in Greek or international librarianship.-- R.N. Sharma, Univ. of Evansville, Ind. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Main Description
Academic Libraries in Greece provides complete information on such varied subjects as automation, collection development, departmental libraries, education for librarianship, interlibrary loan, and library management, pointing out past experiences, current activities, and future prospects. There is an historical overview of Greek academic libraries and some libraries are described in some detail. The contributors, who include Greek, American and British librarians or education specialists who have had an opportunity to work in or closely observe Greek academic libraries, provide a historical overview of the development of Greek academic libraries and detailed descriptions of some specific libraries.
Main Description
Become better informed about Greek academic librarianship at a time of great potential for changes and advances in academic libraries in Greece! Rapid changes are occurring in these libraries as more professionally and technically trained Greek librarians are available, contact with American, British, and European librarians is increased, and new technology becomes readily available. Academic Libraries in Greece provides complete information on such varied subjects as automation, collection development, departmental libraries, education for librarianship, interlibrary loan, and library management, pointing out past experiences, current activities, and future prospects. There is an historical overview of Greek academic libraries and some libraries are described in some detail. The contributors, who include Greek, American and British librarians or education specialists who have had an opportunity to work in or closely observe Greek academic libraries, provide a historical overview of the development of Greek academic libraries and detailed descriptions of some specific libraries. Academic Libraries in Greece address important issues in Greek academic librarianship such as: How did the modern Greek library develop and how does it operate? What are its specific automation needs and how can they be met? What is the current status of automation and what are the prospects for the future? How can new needs be met under the present system and what are the prospects for change? The history and current efforts of library training, and the value of foreign exchange programs and provides examples An in-depth analysis of a departmental library in Greece Librarians, education specialists, and students interested in international librarianship and education, and especially those who have an interest in the situation in Greece, will find invaluable first hand accounts of the views and understanding of professionals who have recently been on the scene. Library science faculty teaching library history, international librarianship, or how library theory and practice is applied in a foreign setting will be greatly interested in this insightful text.
Table of Contents
About the Editor
Contributors
Introductionp. 1
International Interlibrary Cooperation: Exchanging Goals, Values, and Culturep. 3
Academic Libraries in Greecep. 9
Academic Libraries in Greece: A New Profilep. 23
Library Education in Greecep. 39
Library Automation in Greece: A Visitor's Perspectivep. 55
Automation of the National Library of Greecep. 69
Collection Development and Interlibrary Loan in Greek Academic Librariesp. 81
The American Center Library in Thessaloniki, Greecep. 93
Automation and the University of Cretep. 97
Academic Libraries in Transition: A Case Study of the Library at the University of Crete in Rethymnonp. 109
The Library of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: Organization, Operation, and Perspectivesp. 127
The Library of the Department of English Language and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greecep. 129
A User Survey of the English Department Library at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greecep. 151
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, and Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece: An Exchange Programp. 197
A Greek Librarian in America: Personal Reflections on an Eight-Month Practicum at the Kent State University Librariesp. 205
Indexp. 215
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