International Information / Edition 2

International Information / Edition 2

by Peter Hajnal
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563081474

ISBN-13: 9781563081477

Pub. Date: 12/15/1997

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Publications of international governmental organizations (IGOs) are among the most difficult documents for librarians to acquire, organize, and use. This revised work examines the documentation, publications, and computerized information services of major IGOs, such as the United Nations, the European Union, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

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Publications of international governmental organizations (IGOs) are among the most difficult documents for librarians to acquire, organize, and use. This revised work examines the documentation, publications, and computerized information services of major IGOs, such as the United Nations, the European Union, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the League of Nations, the International Development Research Center, and the G-7. Special attention is given to the consequences of recent institutional restructuring and retrenchment. The book covers institutions, resources, and processes. Chapters discuss the organizational and functional characteristics of IGOs; examine their available resources, including documents now available through electronic sources; and explore the role of the private sector and institutions outside the IGOs in providing access to IGO information. Hajnal also discusses collection development and reference and information work. This authoritative, up-to-dat

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563081477
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/15/1997
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
566
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Abbreviations and Acronyms
1The Institutional Setting3
2The United Nations16
3The European Union51
4Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development117
5The League of Nations139
6The International Development Research Centre163
7The G7202
8Electronic Information Sources of the United Nations Family of Organizations243
9The Document Resources of the United Nations Library273
10The United Nations Scholars' Workstation at Yale University291
11Role of the Private Sector and Other Non-IGO Organizations318
The Developing Role Played by Chadwyck-Healey in Disseminating Information About the United Nations, the European Union, and Other Major International Organizations321
Index to International Statistics Published by Congressional Information Service, Inc.325
International Documents Review333
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers as Disseminator of UN Information335
Oxford University Press339
Public Affairs Information Service, Inc. (PAIS)342
Readex United Nations Documents and Publications, a History of International Documentation Partnership347
12The User's Perspective356
13Collection Development401
14Reference and Information Work423
Bibliography463
Index513

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