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ERIC Number: ED019969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 176
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Reference Count: 0
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STRENGTH THROUGH COOPERATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES, A SURVEY.
BOAZ, MARTHA
THIS STUDY OF THE RESOURCES AND NEEDS OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE 4 COUNTIES OF THE LOS ANGELES METROPOLITAN AREA, AS WELL AS A LIMITED STUDY OF OTHER TYPES OF LIBRARIES IN THE SAME AREA, WAS CONDUCTED TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A COOPERATIVE LIBRARY SYSTEM UNDER THE PUBLIC LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT ACT. SURVEY METHODS INCLUDED AN EXAMINATION OF PUBLISHED LITERATURE, QUESTIONNAIRES, CHECKING COLLECTIONS FOR HOLDINGS, AND PERSONAL INTERVIEWS. THIS PRODUCED BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON AREA POPULATION TRENDS AND THE PRESENT STATUS OF PUBLIC, SCHOOL, AND COLLEGE LIBRARIES, ALL BASED ON 1964 DATA. IT WAS FOUND THAT RAPID POPULATION GROWTH HAS RESULTED IN LITTLE MORE THAN ONE BOOK PER CAPITA. RECOMMENDATIONS INVOLVE--(1) THE FORMATION OF A COOPERATIVE LIBRARY SYSTEM THAT INCLUDES ALL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES, (2) COOPERATIVE RELATIONS WITH OTHER TYPES OF LIBRARIES, AND (3) THE ADOPTION OF THE COORDINATED PROGRAM OF LIBRARY SERVICE FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THAT IS OUTLINED IN THIS SURVEY. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT EVENTUALLY THE TOTAL AMOUNT APPROPRIATED FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES FROM CALIFORNIA STATE FUNDS SHOULD REACH AT LEAST 30 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL EXPENDED IN THE STATE FOR LOCAL LIBRARY SERVICE. APPENDED ARE ARTICLES ON COOPERATIVE PROJECTS IN CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES AND RELATED INFORMATION ABOUT LIBRARY SYSTEMS, STATISTICAL TABLES GIVING INFORMATION ON CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES, INFORMATION ABOUT THE 4 COUNTIES, AND AN 18 ITEM BIBLIOGRAPHY. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY, 630 WEST FIFTH STREET, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, FOR $0.50. (JB)
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Los Angeles County); California (Orange County); California (Riverside County); California (San Bernardino County)