This investigation based upon a survey of twenty-six American and West European booksellers attempts to provide some basic information about foreign blanket orders. The characteristics of foreign blanket orders as well as the attitudes of the booksellers are summarized. Procedures regarding the handling of reprints and monographs-in-series are explored. A list of the participants in the survey is provided for reference.
This study reviews the literature relating to processing centers which are operated or substantially funded by state library agencies to serve public libraries. The role of LSA and LSCA funds and the major problems affecting these centers are discussed. Some additional problem areas which appear to be developing are also identified.