JLIS abstracts

GOLCZEWSKI (Mechthild)

GOLCZEWSKI (Mechthild). Public Libraries in the Federal Republic of Germany. 13,2;1988;131-42

Discusses the functions and duties of the public libraries in FRG. Examines the method of funding and the role and responsibility of different organizations in this regard. The public libraries get support and guidance in developing a graduated library service. Discusses the state of city, region, etc library systems. Explains the use of standards for library equipment. Discusses the special types of public libraries and services available in other countries and their usefulness for FRG. Concludes by suggesting cooperation among the central institutions, group subject specialists, Library Associations, etc.