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• The Continuing Library Education Network and Exchange (CLENE) has published its fifth in a series of Concept Papers. This publication deals with needs assessment in continuing education for the library/information/ media profession. The book, Continuing Library Education: Needs Assessment and Model Programs by Julie A. Virgo, Patricia M. Dunkel, and Pauline V. Angione, was prepared initially by the Medical Library Association under contract to the National Library of Medicine.

Although the populations surveyed for the report were drawn from health sciences library settings, the material presented in this report has a broad application to the overall planning and practice of continuing library education. Of particular interest to those charged with responsibility for continuing education are instruments used by the survey team and the overview of programs offered through other associations and professions. Survey findings also reflect trends and practices of interest to a broader audience than health science librarianship.

There is an extensive bibliography which complements those already done for continuing education in libraries and information science, and the report on MLA’s continuing education program offers guidance to anyone working in an assocation framework.

The publication may be obtained from CLENE, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20064. ($12, nonmembers; $10.20, CLENE members.)

• The Vermont Library Association has published the Vermont Interlibrary Loan Policies Directory. It includes the lending policies of forty-nine Vermont college and special libraries. Copies are $3 each. Prepayment is required. Order from Anne Ruggerio, Vermont Library Association, Box 803, Burlington, VT 05402.

• The National Federation of Abstracting and Indexing Services (NFAIS) has announced the revised edition of a chart entitled On-Line Commands: A Users Quick Guide for Bibliographic Retrieval Systems. On-line commands are provided in a compact, easy-to-read format using the ORBIT, ELHILL, DIALOG and RECON IV computer searching systems. The chart now includes information on the New York Times Information Bank and Bibliographic Retrieval Services.

Copies of the chart, on 81/2-by-ll-inch heavy stock, are available from NFAIS for $2 pre- paid. Special rates for multiple copies also are available. For further information contact NFAIS, 3401 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

• Microfilming Corporation of America (MCA), in cooperation with the University of Iowa Libraries and the Columbia University Oral History Research Office, is making available the microform publication of Henry A. Wallace: Oral History Diary and Papers.

The collection is being made available in three sections: Henry Wallace Papers at the University of Iowa Libraries, approximately 75,000 pages on 67 reels of 35-mm microfilm, $750; Henry Wallace Oral History, approximately 5,000 pages on 35-mm microfilm, $195; Henry Wallace Diary, approximately 3,000 pages on microfilm and microfiche, $145.

In addition, MCA is also marketing The Wallace Papers, An Index to the Microfilm Editions of the Henry A. Wallace Papers in the University of Iowa Libraries, The Library of Congress, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. These two bound volumes are priced at $30.

Additional information may be obtained from Jean S. Reid, Director, Information Research, Microfilming Corporation of America, 21 Harristown Rd., Glen Rock, NJ 07452; (201) 447-3000, Ext. 216.

• A report entitled Cooperative Activities of the University of California Libraries has been distributed to all nine campuses of the University of California, and a limited number of copies are available for distribution outside of the UC system.

The report, prepared by Linda Beaupre for the Northern Regional Library System and the Office of Universitywide Library Planning, outlines many cooperative agreements involving both specialized units and general campus library systems. Prepared as a basis for the coordination and planning of future programs, the report covers cooperative arrangements among libraries within the UC system and with other academic and public libraries. The activities described include exchange of bibliographic information, special interlibrary lending and transportation arrangements, cooperative collection development, automation projects, coordination of planning efforts, and interaction with various library networks.

Copies of the report are available from Sharon Conniff, Office of Universitywide Library Planning, 633 University Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.

• The Library of Congress recently launched a new series—called the Maktaba Afrikana—of short bibliographies relating to sub-Saharan Africa. Each bibliography, devoted to a single subject, is limited to no more than 500 entries.

Tanganyika African National Union: A Guide to Publications by and about TANUwas compiled by John B. Howell in the African Section of the Library’s General Reference and Bibliography Division. The fifty-two-page guide contains 234 entries of official party documents and books, periodical articles, and dissertations on the party for the period between 1954 and 1974. It is arranged by subject, with major topics including the constitution of the party, economic policy, elections, foreign relations, history, mass communications, periodicals, organization, and the TANU Youth League.

Contemporary relations between Arab states and sub-Saharan Africa is the subject of the second bibliography in the series. Arab-African Relations1973-1975‚ compiled by Samir M. Zogby, formerly of the African Section, covers a period marked by numerous Arab diplomatic successes in Africa, especially during and immediately after the Arab-Israeli conflict of October 1973.

The twenty-three-page guide contains 150 partially annotated entries of books and periodical articles arranged by author. Many citations are taken from Arabic- and French-lan- guage sources.

Copies of both publications are available on request from the African Section, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540.

Evaluation Techniques for School Library/Media Programs by Blanche Woolls, David Loertscher, and Donald Shirey is now available at the cost price of $3. In addition there will be a charge for postage and handling of bulk orders: 10-49, $1; 50 plus, $2. Address requests to Publications—Room 508, Graduate School of -Library and Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

• The U.S. Air Force Academy Library has completed a forty-seven-page bibliography entitled Terrorism. Copies may be obtained from the USAF Academy Library, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO 80840.

• The Directory of Chinese American Librarians is a listing of more than 400 Chinese- American librarians in the United States. This thirty-six-page directory is available from the Chinese-American Libraries Association, P.O. Box 444, Oak Park, IL 60303. The cost is $5, or $2.50 for members.

• The Serials Workbook: A Problem-Solving Manual for OCLC Serials Catalogers by E. Sue Weber is now available.

This eighty-three-page manual was designed to train serials catalogers in acquiring on-line cataloging skills and was first used in a course taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook Libraries from January through April 1977. Specifically written to help serials catalogers with practical problems encountered in cataloging serials for OCLC, it contains tagging aids, sample forms, discussions of special problems, and increasingly sophisticated problem drills.

The price is $1.25, which includes the cost of postage and handling. Checks, which should accompany an order, should be made out to State University of New York at Stony Brook, Libraries, and can be ordered from E. Sue Weber, Catalog Department, Main Library, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794.

• Publication of a Thesaurus for organizing, cataloging, indexing, and searching collections of information on current affairs has been announced by The Information Bank, a subsidiary of The New York Times Company.

The 1,012-page Thesaurus contains all of the subject, organization, and geographic terms with more than sixteen entries in The Information Bank’s on-line data base. The Thesaurus also contains all of the cross-references and scope notes that appear in the on-line thesaurus, which includes some 700,000 search terms.

The currency, as well as the breadth and depth of coverage of The Information Bank, make this one of the most timely sources for cataloging and indexing guidance in the area of current affairs. Some of the more timely topics that appear as thesaurus terms include: “Questionable Payments by Corporations,” “Zero Base Budgeting,” “Disclosure of Information,” “Sunset Laws and Legislation,” and “Labor Role in Management.” The Information Bank’s data base currently has 1.3 million abstracts from the New York Times and sixty-two general interest and specialized publications.

This Thesaurus supersedes the third edition of The New York Times Thesaurus of Descriptors. It is available to non-information Bank subscribers for $250 from The Information Bank, 1719A Route #10, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

• The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) has just published a set of Standards for Staffing Art Libraries‚ the first of a set of basic standards for art libraries of all kinds to be issued by the society. The Standards Committee, chaired by William C. Bunce, University of Wisconsin, Madison, is responsible for the new publication.

Other standards to be issued will involve size and quality of collection, physical environment, and funding. In addition, the committee hopes to establish a basic (bibliographic) collection manual against which libraries can be established or examined.

For copies write to ARLIS/NA, P.O. Box 3692, Glendale, CA 91201 and enclose fifty cents for postage and handling. All orders must be prepaid.

Celestinesca is a new newsletter devoted to La Celestina and to the genre of literature it has created. It will carry short articles and notes on La Celestina and other works related to it (imitations, continuations, foreign adaptations and translations, new editions, etc.), news and queries, illustrations, bibliographies, occasional reviews, and up-to-date research reports. Celestinesca will appear each spring and fall. For further information contact the editor, Joseph T. Snow, Department of Romance Languages, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.

• Technion Libraries, Haifa, Israel, has published Periodical HoldingsTechnion Libraries, which lists more than 7,000 serial titles held in the Elyachar Central Library and twen- ty-two departmental libraries of the Technion as of August 31, 1976.

For this union list, most of the libraries that participated in the Union List of Serials in Israel Libraries, fourth edition, have checked and updated their holdings. It may be ordered for $20 from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Elyacher Library, Technion City, Haifa, Israel.

Copyright and Educational Media: A Guide to Fair Use and Permissions Procedures has been prepared by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and the Association of Media Producers (AMP).

The guide attempts to state general principles of concern on the copyright law. It is not a legal document but provides useful information to anyone involved with educational media. This booklet is available to members of the AECT and AMP for $2.95 a copy; $3.95 to nonmembers. It may be ordered directly from AECT, Publication Sales Department, 1126 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.

• The National Federation of Abstracting and Indexing Services (NFAIS) has issued Science Literature Indicators, 1975 (NFAIS- 77/2), a report of its research done under funding from the National Science Foundation, Science Indicators Unit. As part of a larger science indicators study undertaken by NSF, the federation was asked to examine author affiliations to U.S. authors in U.S. primary journals for 1975. Affiliations were divided into four categories: academic, industry, government, and not-for-profit. This report updates an earlier study, Science Literature Indicators Study, issued by the federation as Report Number 9 in 1975, covering affiliation patterns from 1960 to 1974.

The updated report includes 1975 author affiliation data. In addition, data on funding sources, indicating both the funding sources and the number of grants dispensed by funding agencies, have been included. The report is available as NFAIS-77/2 for $10 prepaid from the Federation, 3401 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

• The Directory of Library Instruction Programs in Ohio Academic Libraries is available from the Project Team on Bibliographic Instruction of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO). To obtain a copy of the directory, send $1.50 to cover costs and postage to Linda L. Lester, Project Team on Bibliographic Instruction, Shafer Library, Findlay College, Findlay, OH 45840.

Endangered Species‚ A Bibliography‚ by personnel of the Oklahoma Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, is a bibliography of the world’s rare, endangered, and recently extinct wildlife and plants. It contains more than 1,100 entries and also contains an author-publisher, geographic, and subject index. As one of the most comprehensive works of its kind, it should be a valuable tool to those concerned with rare or endangered species management, research, or conservation.

Copies may be obtained from the Environmental Institute, 203 Whitehurst Hall, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74074. The cost is $6 per copy, which includes postage and handling.


(Selected items will be reviewed in future issues of College and Research Libraries.)

Agricultural literature : proud heritage- future promise : a bicentennial symposium, September 24-26, 1975 / edited by Alan Fusonie, Leila Moran. — Washington : Associates of the National Agricultural Library, 1977. 371p. (LC 76-47084)

Automated library circulation systems / Paula Dranor.— White Plains, N.Y. : Knowledge Industry Publications, 1977. 102p. $24.50. (LC 77-7382) (ISBN 0-914236-10-5)

Copyright and design laws : report of the committee to consider the law on copyright and designs.— London : Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1977. 271p. £4.10.

The economics of library automation : papers presented at the 1976 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, Champaign, III., April 25-28 /edited by J. L. Divilbiss. — Urbana, 111. : University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, 1977. 164p. $8. (LC 77-075153) (ISBN 0-87845-046- 7) (ISSN 0069-4789)

The emerging field of sociobibliography : the collected essays of Ilse Bry /edited and compiled by Lois Afflerbach, Marga Franck. — Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1977. 251p. $17.50. (LC 76-28644) (ISBN 0-8371-9289-7)

“Contributions in librarianship and information science ; no. 19”

Evaluation and scientific management of libraries and information centers : proceedings /edited by F. W. Lancaster and C. W. Cleverdon. — Leyden : Noordhoff, 1977. 184p. $19.50. (ISBN 90-286-0656-4)

“NATO Advanced Study Institutes series. Series E : Applied science ; no. 18”

The information needs of physiotherapists in the Atlantic provinces : with suggested physiotherapy working collections for small hospitals / Hazel A. Lloyd, M. Doreen, E. Fraser.— Halifax, N.S. ; Dalhousie University, 1977. 39p. $2.50.

“Dalhousie University. Library. Occasional paper ;no. 15”

Librarianship and the Third World : an annotated bibliography of selected literature on developing nations, 1960-1975 /A. M. Abdul Huq, Mohammed M. Aman. — New York : Garland Pub., 1977. 372p. $32. (LC 76-30916) (ISBN 0-8240-9897-8)

“Garland reference library of social science ; 40”

Library education in the Southeast since World War II and University Libraries and change : proceedings of two symposia sponsored in honor of Louis Round Wilsons 100th birthday / Clifton Brock,editor. — Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina, 1976. 65p.

The measurement and evaluation of library services/ by F. W. Lancaster ; with the assistance of M. J. Joncich. — Washington : Information Resources Press, 1977. 395p. $27.50. (LC 77-72081) (ISBN 0-87815- 017-X)

On-line library and network systems : symposium held at Dortmund University March 22-24, 1976 /edited by E. Edelhoff and K. D. Lehmann. — Frankfort am Main : Vittorio Klostermann, 1977. 167p . DM 36. “Zeitscriften fur Bibliothekovsen und Bibliographie, 23”

(Corrected from listing in C&RL News, June 1977)

Opportunities for minorities in librarianship /edited, with an introd. by E. J. Josey, Kenneth E. Peeples, Jr. — Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1977. 201p. $8. (LC 77- 375) (ISBN 0-8108-1022-0) ■■

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