38. évfolyam, 1992. 2. szám



The network of agricultural libraries – as viewed by a member library.


The network of agricultural libraries has considerably strengthened in the 1960's due to the active coordination work of the National Agricultural Library. The member libraries benefited from the network especially in the field of acquisitions and coordinated collection development. The network's libraries with national responsibilities have been coordinating their tasks in various fields from the 1970's on. Cooperation circles have been formed too. The organization has grown and developed further in the 1980's. To organize novel forms of cooperation the Coordination Council of Agricultural and Food Industry Libraries was set up. The crisis of the Agricultural Information Enterprise has endangered also the operation of the network of agricultural libraries. The author is convinced that these libraries will need to cooperate in some form in the future too. (pp. 222-224)

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