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ERIC Number: ED017280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 288
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Reference Count: 0
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SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA PROCESSING CENTER FEASIBILITY STUDY. FINAL REPORT. PENNSYLVANIA STATE LIBRARY MONOGRAPH NO. 4.
VANN, SARAH K.
THIS STUDY IS CONCERNED WITH CENTRALIZED PROCESSING--NAMELY, THE ORDERING, CATALOGING, CLASSIFICATION, AND PHYSICAL PREPARATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS, WHATEVER THE FORMAT, IN THE LIBRARIES OF THE PHILADELPHIA LIBRARY DISTRICT. DATA FROM QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO THE LIBRARIES OF THE DISTRICT WAS ANALYZED TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A CENTRALIZED PROCESSING CENTER IN SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA. IN ADDITION, APPRAISAL WAS MADE OF SEVERAL EXISTING PROGRAMS AND SUCH CENTERS IN OTHER STATES. VISITS WERE MADE TO FOURTEEN OUT-OF-STATE CENTERS AS WELL AS THE DISTRICT LIBRARIES. THE STUDY CONCLUDES THAT A CENTRALIZED PROCESSING CENTER FOR THE PHILADELPHIA LIBRARY DISTRICT SHOULD NOT BE CREATED AND RECOMMENDS THAT A PLAN FOR STATE-WIDE CENTRALIZED CATALOGING AND CLASSIFICATION PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES SHOULD BE INITIATED. APPENDIXES INCLUDE (A) DATA COLLECTED FOR THIS STUDY, (B) DESCRIPTION OF CENTRALIZED PROCESSING PROGRAMS AND/OR CENTERS IN THE UNITED STATES, (C) AGREEMENTS/CONTRACTS RELATING TO SUCH PROGRAMS, (D) DETAILED OPERATION OF THE BLACK GOLD COOPERATIVE LIBRARY SYSTEM PROCESSING CENTER, AND FINALLY, (E) COST DATA ON BOOK CATALOGS. A SUMMARY OF THIS REPORT APPEARS IN "LIBRARY RESOURCES AND TECHNICAL SERVICES," FALL, 1966, PAGES 461-478. (PT)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg.
Identifiers: Black Gold Cooperative Library System PA; PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania State Library