The G.K. Hall "Bibliographic Guide to Slavic, Baltic, and Eurasian Studies" now numbers fifty-three volumes, and since 1978 has served in part as a supplement to the forty-four volumes of the "Dictionary Catalog of the Slavonic Division of The New York Public Library," the second edition of which was published by G.K. Hall & Co. in 1972. Collectively, these ninety-seven volumes constitute a significant, concise contribution to the world literature of Slavic, Baltic and East European bibliography and scholarship. The bibliographic records provided in this "Bibliographic Guide" are selected from MARC computerized cataloging copy generated over the previous year by both The New York Public Library (NYPL) and the Library of Congress. The records incorporated in the "Bibliographic Guide" are drawn directly from the national bibliographic utilities. Each record meets one or more of the following criteria: 1. It describes an item published in either the non-Romance- or Germanic-speaking countries of Central and Eastern Europe, or in the Commonwealth of Independent States, specifically: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro). In addition, Russian-language titles published in the former Soviet Republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are also included. 2. It is an item written in a Slavic, Baltic, or non-Western European language. The following languages are represented: Albanian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Church Slavonic, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian and Ukrainian. 3. The item is on a topic relating to the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and the emigrations from these areas in whatever languages. NYPL records are for materials both physically housed in the Slavic and Baltic Division and in other public service and curatorial units of the Library's Slavic and East European collections. For example, books and periodicals in Albanian, Estonian, Hungarian and Romanian are acquired by, and housed in, the General Research Division, as are most Western-language works about the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
The bibliographic records provided in the "Bibliographic Guide are selected from MARC computerized cataloging copy generated over the previous year by both the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress.