ERIC Number: ED045162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Future Role and Financial Structure of the Bibliographical Center for Research, Rocky Mountain Region - A Reconnaisance Study.
Casey, Genevieve M.
The Bibliographical Center has three valuable assets: The regional union catalog, a staff with exceptional bibliographical expertise, and a regional organization which has withstood the test of time for more than thirty years. This reconnaisance study outlines the following major options for the Bibliographical Center: (1) continue as it is; (2) negotiate with G.K. Hall and other companies to convert the regional catalog to a distributive form, divide what royalties it receives, and its other assets among its members, and go out of business; (3) attempt to become an independent State agency of Colorado with a direct line for State subsidy; (4) attempt to become an agency of the Federation of Rocky Mountain States with a channel to the states for subsidy and (5) abandon, or minimize its services to state and public libraries, and become the agent of a consortium of universities. The reconnaisance study has brought up to date the intensive investigation performed by Dr. Raynard Swank. This, together with the internal management study reported by Joan Maier would seem to provide enough data for decision making on the future role of the Bibliographical Center. (MF)
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Sponsor: Bibliographical Center for Research - Rocky Mountain Region, Inc., Denver, CO.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Office of Urban Library Research.