ERIC Number: ED025281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Library Resources in the North Country Area of New York State.
Garrison, Guy; Slanker, Barbara O.
This report on existing library reference and research resources in the North Country area, the needs of area users, and possibilities for cooperation and development of library resources in one of the studies conducted in terms of the proposed Reference and Research Library Resources (3-R) library network in New York State. The survey was carried out through field visits, interviews, questionnaires and checklists, with data collected on all area libraries and other facilities which use library research materials. Findings show that although there are distinctive library needs at all levels in this sparsely populated area, institutional and regional self-sufficiency are impossible, and it will continue to be necessary to go outside the region for access to certain kinds of research materials. Suggestions for library development to meet reference and research needs involve maximizing use of existing and potential regional resources through cooperative endeavors, while also coordinating these efforts with other 3-R systems and with expected statewide development such as centralized cataloging, computer-based union lists, and facsimile transmission. Detailed recommendations are made for the North Country Reference and Research Resources Council as a 3-R system, administrative planning, bibliographical devices, communication techniques, and shared resources. Appendixes include the faculty questionnaire and data on library holdings of selected reference books and periodicals. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Library, Albany.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Library Research Center.
Identifiers: New York; Reference and Research Library Resources Program