ERIC Number: ED045148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Research in Librarianship in the U.S.A.
Eaton, Andrew J.
To increase a deep continuous stream of library research, the following steps are recommended: (1) expand present research activities in library schools, libraries, and professional associations; (2) add evaluative measures to library "demonstrations" set up as a part of state plans for library development; (3) sponsor experimental programs of library service on a state-wide or multi-state basis with evaluative techniques built in and (4) organize a large-scale program of research aimed at evaluation of library services. It is also recommended that a Federal Institute of Library and Information Science be established within the Office of the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. The proposed institute would have several responsibilities: (1) conduct research into the changing needs of information users and the effectiveness of libraries and information systems meeting these needs, (2) undertake research, development, and prototype application of all types of new technology as they relate to library and information science activities and (3) assume the system engineering and technical direction responsibilities for the design and implementation of an integrated national library information system. (MF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, Seven Oaks, Kent (England).
Identifiers: United States
Note: Report prepared for the meeting of the Committee on Library Theory and Research at the International Federation of Library Associations 36th Session, September, 1970, Moscow