Item Special Issue IFLA'93, august 1993
ARTICLES DE LA REVISTA ITEM

Item Special Issue IFLA'93, august 1993
Item: revista de biblioteconomia i documentació


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Introduction

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Words of welcome from your Catalan colleagues
Lluís Bagunyà (President. Col·legi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya (Official Association of Librarians-Documentalists of Catalonia)
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The Biblioteca de Catalunya, national library of Catalonia
Manuel Jorba (Director. Biblioteca de Catalunya Library of Catalonia)
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The Biblioteca de Catalunya (Library of Catalonia) was founded in 1907 as the library of the Istitute of Catalan Studies. In 1914 was converted into a public and research library. This article reviewes the evolution of the library since its origins, and it points out that, due to the circunstances of its foundation, the library has been closely linked to the course of Catalan history. One of the aims of the institution, since its early times, has been to become the national library of Catalonia. In spite of having acted in some stages of its history as a national library, it hasn't been until 1981 that this status has received legal sanction. Nowadays, the library has got clearly defined objectives, and it lives a phase of changes that affect the reorganization of the library's building and its services.


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Public libraries in Catalonia: a status report after a decade of the Library Law
Elisa Camps (Fundació "la Caixa". Presidenta Col·legi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya, 1989-1992 ("la Caixa" Foundation. President of the Official Association of Librarians-Documentalists of Catalonia, 1989-1992) i Lluís Bagunyà (President. Col·legi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya (Official Association of Librarians-Documentalists of Catalonia)
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Starts with a critique of the Library Law (1981) and the Normes per a biblioteques pœbliques a Catalunya, and continues with an analysis of achievements, planning studies and action taken in this field since then. The most recent activities of the agencies involved in the public library field are presented, together with the conclusions reached by the Public Library Commission created by the Department of Culture. A general outline of a desirable plan of action is given, with definitions of jurisdictions, distribution of funds, and a description of the Library Map. Proposals for the development of aspects of the Law in the field of public libraries and the role of the associations in overseeing compliance are presented. In conclusion, the authors emphasize the need to change the image of the public library.


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Public library networks in Catalonia: and update.
Library network of the Diputació de Barcelona

Núria Ventura (Director Xarxa de Biblioteques Populars de la Diputació de Barcelona (Diputació de Barcelona Public Library Network)
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The article describes the characteristics of Xarxa de Biblioteques Populars, a public library network operating in the province of Barcelona which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Its principal function is to furnish support to local town councils for the creation and maintenance of libraries. This support is given by Diputació de Barcelona, the provincial government of Barcelona. At the moment the network is made up of 103 libraries, which are provided with technical assistance from the Central Processing Services. This assistance includes the acquisition and cataloging of documents, the coordination in library automation, the supervision of architectural projects and the provision of advice to town councils. A modernisation process was begun at the network in 1986. This principally affects the areas of document acquisition, the creation of new libraries, the renovation of those already in existence and the implementation of the computer system.

Library network of the "la Caixa" Foundation
Josep-Sebastià Oms Moliné (Xarxa de Biblioteques de la Fundació "la Caixa" ("la Caixa" Foundation library network)
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The Library Network of the "la Caixa" Foundation has 116 libraries spread throughout Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. This article describes the structure of the network, the services provided and activities organised by the libraries. The network, founded in 1923, is one of the oldest ones in Catalonia, and the pioner in the use of computers in libraries. Strictly not a public network, it often has acted as one. In some areas of Catalonia there is any other library than one belonging to this network.


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Catalan university libraries
M. Dolors Dilmé (Biblioteca de Llestres, UAB (UAB Arts Library) i Núria Gallart (Serveis Bibliotecaris, UAB (UAB Library Services)
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Eppur si muove: a decade of school libraries
Mònica Baró i Teresa Mañà (Escola Universitària "Jordi Rubió i Balaguer" de Biblioteconomia i Documentació ("Jordi Rubió i Balaguer" University School of Librarianship and Documentation)
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Analyzes activities in school librarianship in Catalonia for the period 1980-1991. Reviews both institutional and private efforts to promote school libraries, research studies, specialized publications in the field, and the training available to those operating school libraries.


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The database industry in Catalonia: a ten year overview
Maria Josep Recoder (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Autonomous University of Barcelona) i Ernest Abadal (Escola Universitària "Jordi Rubió i Balaguer" de Biblioteconomia i Documentació ("Jordi Rubió i Balaguer" University School of Librarianship and Documentation)
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Review growth in database production in Catalonia (ASCII, videotext, CD-ROM) over the past decade, with particular atention to the level of development, classification of producers, distribution, users and language. Examines the principal problems affecting the Catalan context: the lack of an information and documentation policy, deficiencies in distribution of databases, the special situation in telecommunications, insufficient financial resources and the lack of specialized personnel.


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Documentalist and librarian education in Catalonia
Mercè Bosch i Pou (Director. Escola Universitària "Jordi Rubió i Balaguer" de Biblioteconomia i Documentació ("Jordi Rubió i Balaguer" University School of Librarianship and Documentation)
Pàg. 86-92
From its foundation in 1915, the Escola Universitària de Biblioteconomia i Documentació (University School of Librarianship and Documentation) in Barcelona has been playing an important role in the training of professionals responsible for libraries. This paper describes the history, the situation in our days, and the trends for the future of the professional training of trhe librarians in Catalonia, with references to the rest of Spain.


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Library associations in Catalonia
Elisa Camps (Fundació "la Caixa". Presidenta Col·legi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya, 1989-1992 ("la Caixa" Foundation. President of the Official Association of Libarians-Documentalists of Catalonia, 1989-1992)
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The article presents a historical overview of library associations that have existed in Catalonia. Their rate of occurence, sphere of authority, scope, and evolution is discussed as well as the objectives expressed in their respective statutes. The article also reviews the principal activities and the publications of each association.