AC-94-1 - Collections (including Serials)


Internationale Titelabkürzungen von Zeitschriften, Zeitungen, wichtigen Handbüchern, Wörterbüchern, Gesetzen, Institutionen usw. : ITA = International Title Abbreviations of Periodicals, Newspapers, Important Handbooks, Dictionaries, Laws, Institutions, etc. / Otto Leistner ; Heike Becker. - 5th expanded ed. - Osnabruck : Dietrich, 1993. - [v. 1-2] ; 28 cm. - ISBN 3-89186-011-0 : DM 820.00

Like the previous four editions, this is a listing of international abbreviations of titles (primarily) plus other categories. Of the 66,000 entries, 3,800 are new. The editors should focus on abbreviations of titles alone and avoid competing with other comprehensive or specialized reference works, e.g. the International Encyclopedia of Abbreviations and Acronyms of Organizations or those for legal abbreviations. The amount of new entries does not justify the increase in price. [sh/mpo]


Katalog der Osteuropazeitschriften = Catalog of Periodicals from and about Eastern Europe / Bavarian State Library: BSB-OeZ. - München [etc.] : Saur, 1993. - Pts. 1-3 ; 30 cm. - (Zeitschriften der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek ; 3). - ISBN 3-598-22243-2 : DM 1,298.00

Continues the Bavarian State Library's specialized catalogs. Lists periodicals published in eastern Europe or dealing with the area--a field in which this library has particularly strong collections. The catalog includes more than 11,000 titles and 41,000 entries. The index volume is helpful, although certain improvements would be desirable (e.g., sub-indexing by country of publication). Given the very unstable political and publishing situation in eastern Europe, the timing of the publication of this catalog is unfortunate, with many titles missing. [sh/mpo]


Internationale Zeitungsbestände in deutschen Bibliotheken = International Newspaper Holdings in German Libraries... / Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Ed. by Hartmut Walravens. - Müchen [etc.] : Saur. - 30 cm. - 1st ed. 1973 (1975) under the title: Standortverzeichnis ausländischer Zeitungen und Illustrierten in Bibliotheken und Institutionen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland einschliesslich Berlin (West)

2nd ed. (1993). XXI, 801 p. - ISBN 3-598-11154-1 : DM 498.00

It is misleading to represent this catalog of international newspaper holdings in German libraries as a second edition of SAZI = Catalogue of Foreign Newspapers and Illustrated Papers in German Libraries (1975). This publication extracts roughly 17,250 newspaper titles from the German union list of serials, Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB), which did not yet exist when SAZI was completed, and it is much larger than SAZI or Hagelweide's Deutsche Zeitungsbestände in Bibliotheken und Archiven (1974). The additional access points, such as place of publication, vis-a-vis the ZDB and the reasonable price justify this title as an acquisition for all large libraries, even those that already subscribe to the ZDB. [sh/hel]


Berliner Zeitungen und Wochenblätter in Berliner Bibliotheken [Berlin Newspapers and Weeklies in German Libraries]: Katalog der Bestände vom 17. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart/ ed. by Heinz Gittig and Willi Hofig. - Berlin : Deutsche Staatsbibliothek : Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz, 1991. - XIII, 252 p. ; 21 cm. - ISBN 3-7361-0076-0: DM 33.00 plus shipping. - (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Referat Öffentlichkeitsarbeit/Ausstellungswesen, 10772 Berlin)


Brandenburgische Zeitungen und Wochenblätter [Brandenburg Newspapers and Weeklies]: Katalog der Bestände von 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart in Archiven, Bibliotheken und Museen des Landes Brandenburg und in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. - Preussischer Kulturbesitz / ed. by Heinz Gittig. - Berlin : Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, 1993. - XVIII, 177 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. - ISBN 3-88053-048-3 : DM 15.00. - (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Referat Öffentlichkeitsarbeit/ Austellungswesen, 10772 Berlin)

These two publications together provide the first systematic census of holdings of newspapers published in Berlin and Brandenburg and held in the collections of local libraries, archives, and museums. There are gaps in the inventory in terms of institutions and specific titles, as well as in some aspects of the indexing, and in some respects these two publications could have proceeded more uniformly. Still, both titles break new ground and are recommended for use by library users and librarians. [uc/hel]


Die KPD-Presse in den Westzonen von 1945 bis 1956 : historische Einführung, Bibliographie und Standortverzeichnis [The Press of the German Communist Party in the Western Zones from 1945-1956: Historical Introduction, Bibliography and Holdings] / Christa Hempel-Kuter. - Frankfurt am Main [etc.]: Lang, 1993. - 466 p. ; 21 cm. - (Hamburger Beitrage zur Germanistik; 17). - ISBN 3-631-46311-1: DM 108.00

This book begins with a 150-page introduction on the history of the press of the German Communist Party in the decade after World War II. The main body of the work is the bibliography, which aims to include very full information about each work -- an aim that cannot be realized for most of the titles, however, due to the paucity of information available. There are indexes to the bibliography by category, title, personal name, and place. The listing of holdings is limited, omitting, for example, the important holdings of the Deutsche Bücherei in Leipzig, but the bibliography will be useful for anyone working on this subject. [wub/mrh]

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