The National Council for Library Services published the Professional Standards for Special Libraries (In Slovenian). The SIAE Library is also ranked among them, therefore we closely monitored both the adoption process as well as the public hearing. The Special Libraries section in Slovenian Library Association has provided a few reservations which were taken into account in the final version.

Standards for special libraries are the fruit of a year-long effort by numerous experts. Namely, libraries of various disciplines can differ greatly, therefore it was difficult to find common characteristics and provide a framework which all of us could follow. In the (special) library both the traditional library services as well as the modern library information services are carried out. Both types are presented in the document.

The new standards form a framework for monitoring work, position, communication, material conditions etc. in special libraries.

Ana Peklenik (, SIAE

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