ERIC Number: ED022500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The 3R's Program--Meeting Industry's Informational Needs. Report to the Division of Library Development, New York State Library.
Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.
The information needs of business and industry in New York state were studied in relation to the programs serving them, with specific analysis of possibilities for interaction between existing programs, the geographic configuration of the Reference and Research Library Resources (3R's) Program and the State Technical Services Program (STSP), relevant laws, and financial requirements of an effective program. It was concluded that the information needs of corporations employing professional libraries are adequately met, but most businesses and industries have no access to special libraries and express limited overt needs, although potential needs are great. It is suggested that a library program be developed by concentrating on known needs, and it is recommended that the state of New York--(1) provide library support to STSP, (2) enlist publicity support from STSP, (3) establish a coordinating council for the 3R's program and STSP, (4) establish a reference center in each 3R region, (5) extend the New York State Interlibrary Loan Network (NYSILL) out of state, and (6) improve funding and organization of the 3R's program. (JB)
Descriptors: Business, Industry, Information Needs, Interlibrary Loans, Library Cooperation, Library Services, Networks, Program Development, Special Libraries
Commerce Offset, 657 Commerce Street, Thornwood, New York l0594 ($4.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: New York; Reference and Research Library Resources Program; State Technical Services Program