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Books, Bibliographies, and Pugs

A Festschrift to Honor Murlin Croucher

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Publication Year: 2006

Published by: Slavica Publishers

Series: Indiana Slavic Studies

Title Page, Copyright

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Tabula Gratulatoria

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pp. 1-5

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pp. 7-8

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 course at Indiana University. One would think that a course dedicated solely to the review...

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Murlin Lee Croucher

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pp. 9-12

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 Music. He attended a number of universities, including...

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Post-1989 Publishing on Previously Suppressed Topics: Trends in Czech Contemporary History, with Reference to Poland

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pp. 13-29

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 leading contemporary historians at the universities of...

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Cataloging Production Standards For Non-Western Languages: From a Project to Permanent Standards

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pp. 31-46

Much has been written about the ongoing struggle to identify, implement, and maintain meaningful production standards for catalogers. This paper presents the methodology used to create production standards for the Area Studies Cataloging Section (ASCS) of the Indiana University Libraries in Bloomington...

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What's Behind the Veil? The Ottoman Fiction of Ismail Kadare

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pp. 47-72

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 national culture, and for their skilled evocation of the historical...

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The Slavic Diaspora Library: The Slovak-American Example

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pp. 73-85

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 of immigrants who arrived largely before the beginning...

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Where Library Meets Vendor: A Comparison of Six Vendors of Russian Books

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pp. 87-112

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 of six major vendors of Russian books to discover which...

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"Romanov's University": Libraries, Books, and Learning in Imperial Russian Prisons

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pp. 113-129

Imperial Russia's prison system has, in Western and even Russian eyes, long suffered from a particularly gruesome image in popular imagination as well as scholarly discourse. This perception has been remarkably durable for the more than a century since Western attention began to focus on Russia's jails...

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Józef Grycz (1890-1954): An Appreciation

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pp. 131-143

In the history of Polish libraries and librarianship in the twentieth century, no individual achieved such prominence or exerted so much influence as Józef Grycz. He has been called the leading figure in Polish libraries of the first half of the century and the organizer of modern Polish librarianship...

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The Power and Peril of Ideas: Continuity and Change in Romanian Publishing

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pp. 145-157

Munteanu raises issues that have driven Romanian politics and culture since 1989. That he recorded these thoughts in 1939 is quite revealing. Publishing in Romania since the early 1990s has actively revisited many of the same questions Romanian intellectuals first raised in the interwar period...

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Pacific Rim Librarianship: Collectors of Russian Materials on the Far East

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pp. 159-180

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 Russian Far East, but China, Japan, Korea, Hawaii, and...

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V. F. Odoevsky and I. V. Got'e: Scholar-librarians in Service to the State

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pp. 181-192

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 a vision on how the institution should be developed and maintained...

Notes on the Contributors

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pp. 193-197

E-ISBN-13: 9780893578367
E-ISBN-10: 0893578363
Print-ISBN-13: 9780893573362
Print-ISBN-10: 0893573361

Page Count: 197
Publication Year: 2006

Series Title: Indiana Slavic Studies