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ERIC Number: ED012610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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PROCESSING CENTER FOR CALIFORNIA JUNIOR COLLEGE LIBRARIES--A PRELIMINARY STUDY.
MOORE, EVERETT L.
VARIOUS COUNTY, PUBLIC, AND SCHOOL LIBRARIES HAVE UTILIZED THE SERVICES OF CENTRALIZED CATALOGING AND PROCESSING CENTERS. TO DETERMINE WHETHER PRACTICAL AND FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS MIGHT ENABLE PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO ESTABLISH SUCH A SYSTEM, 35 JUNIOR COLLEGES WERE SENT A CHECKLIST OF 100 TITLES, A QUESTIONNAIRE CONCERNING LIBRARIANS' ATTITUDES TOWARD THIS TYPE OF PROCEDURE, AND A COST ACCOUNTING FORM. A MAJORITY OF THE 20 LIBRARIES RESPONDING USE THE SAME BOOK SELECTION AIDS IN THEIR CURRENT ACQUISITIONS PROGRAM, AND THERE IS SIMILARITY OF LISTS OF BOOKS CURRENTLY BEING PURCHASED. MOST RESPONDENTS WOULD LOOK FAVORABLY UPON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HIGH-QUALITY PROCESSING CENTER. HOWEVER, A LIBRARY CAN NOW CATALOG AND PROCESS ITS BOOKS AT LESS COST THAN IT CAN CONTRACT FOR SUCH SERVICES THROUGH A COMMERCIAL PROCESSING FIRM. ULTIMATELY, A PROCESSING CENTER FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE LIBRARIES WOULD BE ABLE TO SERVE ITS MEMBERS AT LESS COST THAN ANY OTHER METHOD. COST ESTIMATES WERE MADE BY THE COLLEGE OF THE DESERT ON THE BASIS OF A COMPARISON OF CATALOGING COST WITH AND WITHOUT A COMMERICAL FIRM. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "LIBRARY RESOURCES AND TECHNICAL SERVICES," VOLUME 9, NUMBER 3, SUMMER 1965. (HS)
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Palm Desert); College of the Desert CA