DOCUMENTATION STANDARDS The British Standards Institution announces the publication of two standards on Information and Documentation which are implementations of International Standards Organization standards. BS ISO 9230:1991 is Information and Documentation — Determination of Price Indexes for Books and Serials Purchased by Libraries, ISBN 0–580–20260–7, 8pp. It specifies a system for the determination of price indexes for books and serials in printed form as purchased by libraries and intended for use by the library community, primarily for the production of national price indexes to help them control the amount of funding available for acquisition. It was created because of practical difficulties met in applying indexes of non‐library origin to library management, and to take account of the fact that the international nature of libraries involves dealing with a number of countries and currencies. References are made to other relevant international standards. The price is £26.50 (£13.25 to BSI subscribing members).
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