Indiana Slavic Studies

Articles from Vol. 16, Annual

Cataloging Production Standards for Non-Western Languages: From a Project to Permanent Standards
Introduction Much has been written about the ongoing struggle to identify, implement, and maintain meaningful production standards for catalogers. (1) This paper presents the methodology used to create production standards for the Area Studies Cataloging...
Jozef Grycz (1890-1954): An Appreciation
In the history of Polish libraries and librarianship in the twentieth century, no individual achieved such prominence or exerted so much influence as Jozef Grycz. He has been called the leading figure in Polish libraries of the first half of the century...
Murlin Lee Croucher
Murlin Lee Croucher, the youngest of three children, was born in Rochester, New York, on August 24, 1941, to Vera and Otis Croucher, who worked for Kodak. He graduated high school in Rochester, where he also studied violin at the Eastman School of...
Pacific Rim Librarianship: Collectors of Russian Materials on the Far East (1)
During a research trip to California in the spring of 2002, this author, the Russian bibliographer at the University of Hawaii (UH), turned her thoughts to Russian librarianship in the Pacific Rim. This broadly defined region encompasses not only the...
Post-1989 Publishing on Previously Suppressed Topics: Trends in Czech Contemporary History, with Reference to Poland
In January 1995, an extensive feature article in the New York Times provided a rare glimpse--rare from the perspective of American mass media, at least--into the process of rebuilding the historians' guild in post-communist Poland. Interviews with...
Preface
Books, Bibliographies, and Pugs There are a number of practicing Slavic librarians, as well as other academics, who received their first introduction to the profession and world of Slavic resources by taking Murlin Croucher's bibliographic methods...
"Romanov's University": Libraries, Books, and Learning in Imperial Russian Prisons
Many comrades in prison regarded their stay as a temporary respite from revolutionary work and considered it necessary, finding themselves incarcerated, to flesh out their knowledge so as to be the better armed to renew the revolutionary struggle....
The Power and Peril Ideas: Continuity and Change in Romanian Publishing
Romanian literary historian Vasile Munteanu, writing in French as "Brasil Munteano," observed: The last fifteen years have revealed some from positions and, above the struggles of government, a battle of ideas to decide several questions:...
The Slavic Diaspora Library: The Slovak-American Example (1)
The inter-war period (1918-39) represents the "golden age" of nonacademic Slavic language libraries in the United States. Despite the immigration quotas adopted by the U.S. Congress in the 1920s, Slavic life in the United States flourished for millions...
V. F. Odoevsky and I. V. Got'e: Scholar-Librarians in Service to the State
Most library research collections reflect the scholarly interests of the people charged with developing these resources. Libraries themselves often flourish or flounder based on the strength of their leadership and administrators' ability to provide...
What's Behind the Veil? the Ottoman Fiction of Ismail Kadare
Introduction Ismail Kadare (b. 1936) is the most famous Albanian writer of the twentieth and early twenty-first century. Inside Albania, his works remain popular for their practical role in the construction and preservation of the modern Albanian...
Where Library Meets Vendor: A Comparison of Six Vendors of Russian Books
This work has two main objectives: 1) to give a brief comparison of online interfaces for six major vendors of Russian books in order to determine their respective usefulness in the book selection process, and 2) to compare the holdings and prices...
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