ERIC Number: ED023426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr-9
Reference Count: 0
Basic Problems and Possibilities for a Reference and Research Library Resources System in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York.
Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
The potentialities for a reference and research library system which would serve Nassau and Suffolk Counties are examined in this study. The resources available, the needs of various users, and the necessary elements for a viable system, including financial considerations, are assessed. Basic data was obtained from the opinions of users and librarians in the two county area. Findings show that present library resources are inadequate and the financing formula of proposed legislation is not seen as offering a final solution to the problem. Recommendations for establishing a Nassau-Suffolk regional 3 R's program involve: (1) designation of specific libraries to serve as basic reference centers for college students and other researchers with intermediate reference needs, (2) financial assistance to co-central public libraries to assist them in offering improved service to college students, (3) designation of the library at the State University of New York at Stony Brook as a principal research library resource for a 3 R's regional system, (4) contracts made for an interim period with the appropriate New York City library agencies to provide photocopies of journals or texts, and (5) contracts with the Nassau Library System and Suffolk Cooperative Library System to provide communication, transportation, business and public relations services for the regional 3 R's system. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: New York; New York (Nassau County); New York (Suffolk County)