ERIC Number: ED046424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
The Library and the Economic Community; A Market Analysis of Information Needs of Business and Industry in the Communities of Pasadena and Pomona, California.
Meyer, Robert S.; Rostvold, Gerhard N.
This study represents a market analysis of the needs, habits and desires of business firms concerning their acquisition and utilization of the information required in their work in order to improve public library services to business and industry through cooperative library action. The key recommendations were: the public library should be the first point of contact, should become the coordinator of the library facilities of the community, and should establish a Committee of Cooperating Librarians; local businessmen should establish a liaison committee to advise the public library; the public library should improve its collection, expand its staff, take on some of the attributes of the special library, conduct a vigorous program to acquaint the economic community with its services and facilities, and re-examine financial resource allocations. It was further recommended that the proposed two-year demonstration program be funded and started to proceed toward the desired objectives. (AB)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pasadena Public Library, CA.