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By Martin A. Kesselman, Irwin Weintraub

Supplying new insights into the position of librarianship in an age of socioeconomic, environmental, and political transformation, worldwide Librarianship illustrates how globally networked environments advertise and raise the sharing and dissemination of principles, details, and options to stumbling blocks affecting libraries. This reference showcases the way to tailor and construct collections and applied sciences that continuously help around the world scholarly and company groups throughout the usage of electronic instruments and digital media. It Illustrates breakthroughs within the association, administration, and dissemination of data to facilitate easy accessibility to libraries anyplace within the world.

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It is well known for the support it has given to library cooperation in the Nordic region. More recently it played a significant role in easing the transition to a democratic society by libraries and librarians in the Baltic States. Early efforts at library cooperation among the Nordic countries led to the establishment of the Nordic Association of Research Libraries in 1947. It is perhaps best known for having created the SCANDIA Plan, which was a cooperative acquisitions plan among Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland.

Anderson D. IFLA’s programme of universal bibliographic control: origins and early years. Int Cataloging & Bibliographic Control 2000; 29(April/June):23 –25. Wieder, 43, 45. Anderson, 25. A. INTRODUCTION The complex of international library organizations in the first decade of the 21st century is larger than it has ever been in history, yet there have been startling changes due to economic, cultural, technological and political changes mainly toward the end of the 20th century. The International Federation of Documentation (FID), specializing in scientific and technical documentation, faltered and died after more than 100 years of service to scientific and technical documentation professionals.

More recently, however, we have witnessed a further development in which computers can expand physical access by allowing readers virtual access to titles in full text on the World Wide Web. However, despite these radical changes, the two essential tasks of the librarian remain. Librarians continue to provide physical and intellectual access to textual material. The digital revolution has accelerated cooperation among libraries and enabled them to cooperate on a truly global scale, but the foundations of the profession have not changed.

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