ERIC Number: ED030450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Plan for Library Cooperation in Vermont, Report to the Vermont Free Public Library Service.
Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.
A survey of library service in Vermont, financed with Library Services and Construction Act funds, was conducted in two parts: (1) an examination of the procedures used by the Free Public Library Service in its role as the focus of interlibrary cooperation in Vermont and an evaluation of library resources in the state and (2) an evaluation of procedures used in providing library services to the blind and physically handicapped. The study was limited to an analysis of administrative and functional procedures and an investigation of the feasibility of centralized book processing. Sources of data were interviews with a sample of Vermont librarians and contacts with services for the handicapped. Recommendations for interlibrary cooperation include: a state-wide library network, a streamlined system of interlibrary loan, computerization of the Union Catalog, changing the bookmobile program to a direct service unit, and eventual provision of a centralized book processing service. Suggestions for service to the handicapped emphasize a single local library agency serving both handicapped and non-handicapped readers and long-term plans for the Free Public Library Service to establish its own library for the handicapped. Cooperation among New England library systems is also proposed. Appendixes include survey questionnaires and responses. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Administration, Automation, Blindness, Centralization, Interlibrary Loans, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Surveys, Library Technical Processes, Physical Disabilities, Public Libraries, State Libraries, Talking Books, Union Catalogs, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vermont Free Public Library Service, Montpelier.
Authoring Institution: Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: New England; Vermont