ERIC Number: ED054802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Use Made of Technical Libraries.
Slater, Margaret; Fisher Pamela
An analysis of 6300 acts of use in 104 technical libraries in the United Kingdom is reported. This study restricts itself to information search employing documents through the library and concentrates on the following aspects of behavior: (1) the form of the demand made upon the library, (2) the origin of the demand, (3) the kinds of documents used and (4) the effort made by the user. Users were questioned as to the success of their efforts, and data was obtained on possible influencing factors. In broadest summary, this study has confirmed that variations in these factors do affect many aspects of user behavior; it has provided data on the quantitative importance of these effects and it has indicated that the nature of the employing institution and work activity are more potent influences than subject discipline. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Feedback, Foreign Countries, Libraries, Library Services, Library Surveys, Special Libraries, Use Studies
Aslib, 3 Belgrave Square, London, S.W.I. ($4.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux, London (England).
Identifiers: Technical Libraries; United Kingdom
Note: (50 References); Aslib Occasional Publication 2