ERIC Number: ED024434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Possibilities for a Reference and Research Library System in the Buffalo-Niagara Region.
Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
This survey to determine how the library resources in the Buffalo-Niagara area might be utilized in a regional Reference and Research Library Resources (3R's) system studied: (1) area library resources, (2) strength of the libraries at the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (BECPL), (3) the needs of commuter undergraduates, and (4) funds available under the 3R's financing formula. Recommendations made to serve as guidelines when the 3R's system is formed were: (1) BECPL and SUNY Buffalo library would serve as primary resources in most subject areas, (2) The State University College at Buffalo would serve as principal reference center for undergraduates from all Buffalo area colleges except SUNY Buffalo, (3) SUNY College at Fredonia would serve all undergraduate needs southwest of Buffalo while Niagara University would serve these needs northwest of Buffalo, (4) St. Bonaventure University would serve as a supplementary research level center, (5) BECPL would continue its service to community business and commercial-financial interests, and (6) special libraries in the area would regularize access to their facilities and resources. Appendixes include the acquisitions policy of SUNY Buffalo, results of a title count comparison of BECPL and SUNY Buffalo collections, and data on special libraries. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: New York; New York (Buffalo); Reference and Research Library Resources Program