ERIC Number: ED060888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Closed Reserve at St. Cloud State College: A Follow-up Study.
Schulzetenberg, Anthony C.
An evaluation of the reserve book collection at St. Cloud State College library was conducted during 1960 with the results reported in July 1961. (This earlier study is LI 003 557). The present report is a followup study to that first evaluation. Improved faculty orientation to the reserve collection, based on the findings of the 1960 survey, resulted in increased use of the reserve collection. This second evaluation concludes that despite increased usage, the present reserve system should be discontinued. Prohibitive operational costs, if directed instead toward alleviating the pressure on items in the general collection, would provide not only improved service for required class readings, but also improved service to the general clientele in placing fewer restrictions on materials. The closed reserve system could be discontinued by eliminating the unused or little used material, provide enough material to meet the demands on reserve holdings, or expanded reading lists for students. (Author/SJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Cloud State Coll., Minn.
Identifiers: Reserve Book Collections
Note: (18 References) Prepared in the Department of Library and Audiovisual Education