ERIC Number: ED032076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Library Development Report: Boston Theological Institute.
Williams, Edwin E.
This report deals with the problems relating to cooperative long-range planning for the seven Boston Theological Institute (B.T.I.) libraries. A single united library was considered and rejected as a solution to problems confronting these several libraries, because it would sacrifice the advantages of present decentralization by delaying responses to special needs, and by reducing flexibility in library services. This report suggested, instead, a number of means for improving services and increasing resources through work that could best be planned and administered centrally. Such projects included: a guide or handbook to the various libraries and their holdings, a library newsletter, and a list of periodicals currently received, which should eventually be developed into a union list of serials. A Current Theological Bibliography was recommended which would list what is available in the Boston area and would enable the scholar to scan what is being acquired. One further recommendation was made that the B.T.I. librarian serve as a coordinator for personnel placement, and that he work on the improvement of communications between libraries. (Author/RM)
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Authoring Institution: Boston Theological Inst., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Boston Theological Institute MA