International sharing of polar information resources: proceedings of the 14th Polar Libraries Colloquy
Everett, Lynn Tipton
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Publisher:Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:Report (Byrd Polar Research Center) ; no. 4
The 14th Polar Libraries Colloquy (14 PLC) was held in Columbus, Ohio on May 3-7, 1992 and hosted by the Goldthwait Polar Library and the Byrd Polar Research Center of The Ohio State University. Approximately 80 people attended the meeting, with representation from ten countries. The Program began with a buffet dinner at COSI, which featured an antarctic exhibit, Antarctica: A Family Expedition to the South Pole. The meeting consisted of six sessions where contributing papers were presented, one poster session, database demonstrations, an excursion to tour the OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. facility in Dublin, Ohio, and a reception at the Goldthwait Polar Library. The Colloquy was supported by National Science Foundation Grant No. DPP-9120382. The 14th Colloquy served as a forum for sharing information on current international initiatives which aid in the bibliographic control of polar literature, especially gray literature. Through the course of discussions, participants identified the need for additional international cooperation to facilitate information exchange. They also recognized that effective exchange requires a framework of compatible formats and databases. This represents an important initiative in furthering the broad objective of allowing transparent access by the user community to the international collection of polar information and data.
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National Science Foundation Grant No. DPP-9120382.
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