IAG Bibliographic Service
In addition to the Fast Bibliography within the IAG Newsletter of the Journal of Geodesy the IAG Bibliographic Service mainly informs the geodesists who are associated in the IAG about current geodetic literature from all over the world.
For the IAG Bibliographic Service geodetic journals and other periodicals, publications of research institutes, manuals and text books as well as congress papers are analyzed. The documentalists choose such sources for the service that are relevant to the activities of the Sections, Commissions, Special Commissions und Special Study Groups.
These literature sources are available either in the library of the Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (BKG) (library symbol F128 or L191) or in the library of the Deutscher Verein für Vermessungswesen (library symbol B729).
The topicality of the sources recorded in the IAG Bibliographic Service is dependent on the date of their arriving at the library of the BKG. German-language literature und conference proceedings on geodesy are processed as a rule within 3 weeks after receipt.
Each literature record contains
- the bibliographic description of the source according to the commonly known rules.
- the descriptors in German. They inform about the content of the recorded source.
- in most cases an abstract, if possible in English. The abstacts are often taken from the source or are processed by the documentalists on the basis of the summary, the conclusions, or the list of contents of the source.