Henryk Baranowski (1920-2011) as an author of local bibliographies Cover Image

Henryk Baranowski (1920–2011) jako twórca bibliografii lokalnych
Henryk Baranowski (1920-2011) as an author of local bibliographies

Author(s): Artur Znajomski
Subject(s): Library and Information Science
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika
Keywords: Baranowski Henryk; local bibliography; history; methodology

Summary/Abstract: Henryk Baranowski contributed significantly to the development of the local bibliography in Poland. He wrote the retrospective bibliographies of Toruń, Wilno, and Słupsk, which pioneered and broke new ground for Polish works. He also initiated more current bibliographies of Elbląg and Grudziądz, which are continued to this day. Baranowski based his bibliographies on reliable sources. He strived for completeness in the selection of the material. And attached great importance to the proper preparation of the bibliography in terms of methodology. He used a standardized bibliographic description. If necessary and where appropriate, he introduced the short and annotated description. With great care, he applied factual and formal systems to organize the material which meant most of the completed bibliographies had a balance of appropriate information and supportive analysis. He also applied the same judicial attention to the editorial side of the lists. The local bibliographies created by Henryk Baranowski aroused great interest in the scientific world and were received positively.

  • Issue Year: 24/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 141-173
  • Page Count: 33
  • Language: Polish