JLIS abstracts


SIKORSKY (NM). Main Trends in the Development of Soviet Library Science. 3,2; 1978; 118-30

Emphasises that the advancement of library science in USSR was greatly stimulated by the concepts and concrete recommendations of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Discusses the major developments in Soviet Library Science. Dwells on how sphere of influence of library sciences expanding and its connection with practice and everyday life is becoming stronger. Mentions the propensity for formalization and mathematization, observed in many studies in the field of library science. Describes the studies carried out in the field of library science in the last decade. Discusses the attempt made to precisely determine the social and demographic structure of the readership of public libraries as well as content and dynamics of readers' demands. Mentions the steps undertaken towards standardization of practices.