Academic libraries in Greece: a new perspective

Raptis, Paschalis and Sitas, Anestis Academic libraries in Greece: a new perspective. Libri, 1996, vol. 46, n. 2, pp. 100-112. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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The current status of the academic libraries in Greece is examined. A brief summary of each academic institution and its library is given. Collection development, staff, and the bibliographic organization of the materials are described. The bibliographic standards that libraries apply, automation and retrospective conversion are presented. General assessments, short presentation of automation systems and areas for development are also provided.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Greek academic libraries, Bibliographic organization, Automation systems, Retrospective conversion, Staff
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LQ. Library automation systems.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GD. Organizations.
I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GE. Staff.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
Depositing user: Anestis Sitas
Date deposited: 13 Jul 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:03


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A sample of 90.000 items corresponded in 60.000 titles.

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