Publishing in the U.S.S.R

Publishing in the U.S.S.R

Publishing in the U.S.S.R

Publishing in the U.S.S.R


This study seeks to present a survey of book, periodical and newspaper publishing in the Soviet Union, including some related topics such as censorship, copyright, and the book trade. Emphasis is given to publications in science and technology, especially those issued by the All-Union Institute of Scientific and Technical Information. The data given is based chiefly on an analysis of Soviet sources.

The book is a companion volume to Dr. Paul L. Horecky's study on Libraries and Bibliographic Centers in the Soviet Union, also issued as a Indiana University Publication, to which the reader is referred for information on the publication program of Soviet libraries, the All-Union Book Chamber and the book chambers of the constituent republics.

A grant from the Council on Library Resources, Inc., has made this study possible, and I wish to thank Mr. Verner W. Clapp and Mr. Melville J. Ruggles, President and Vice-President of the Council, for their assistance and cooperation.

I am particularly indebted to Dr. Sergius Yakobson, Chief of the Slavic and Central European Division of the Library of Congress, for his review of the manuscript and his valuable suggestions and advice, and to my wife, Cecilia, for her research and editorial assistance.


Washington, D. C. March, 1959 . . .

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