ERIC Number: ED045173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Planning Library Services; Proceedings of a Research Seminar (University of Lancaster 9-11 July 1969).
Mackenzie, A. Graham, Ed.; Stuart, Ian M., Ed.
This proceedings volume of a seminar on planning library services is the third in a series of papers, published at irregular intervals, to report on research work by members of the University of Lancaster library staff. From January 1967 until June 1969 the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) organized regular meetings under the title of Operational Studies Seminars to identify and describe in quantitative terms various factors which affect the operations of libraries especially university libraries. There were no formal records of these meetings, and after OSTI terminated its support, the University of Lancaster research team organized its own meetings and published the proceedings. The aim is to see how far it is possible to carry out mathematical modelling of the operation of an academic library and its interactions with users, so that managerial decisions can be made on a rational rather than an intuitional basis. The broad subject areas covered are: (1) Problems of library planning; (2) Techniques of analysis; (3) Data collection and evaluation; and (4) A review covering Library Management Research and Planning Library Services: an overview. This volume contains preprints of the papers presented and edited versions of the discussions. A list of participants is also included. (SG)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Foreign Countries, Libraries, Library Research, Library Services, Mathematical Models, Methods, Planning, Research, Seminars
University of Lancaster Library, Bailrigg, Lancaster, England ($3.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lancaster Univ. (England). Library.
Identifiers: England; University of Lancaster (England)
Note: Occasional Paper 3