36. évfolyam, 1990. 1-2. szám



Development of the music and sound departments of county libraries between 1978 and 1988


The study compares the findings of two surveys, conducted in 1978 and 1988. The first survey collected general information such as where and when music and sound departments were established, what kinds of documents they collected, how the material was processed and disseminated. The first survey concluded that music departments became common in county libraries but many problems remained to be solved. The second survey's main objective was to find out how users' needs changed and how they were satisfied. It was concluded that emphasis shifted from in-library use to loan, but equipment for sound reproduction, an indispensable device for lending, is still missing in many libraries. (pp. 94-100)

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