ERIC Number: ED066174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the LRC Technical Library in Fulfilling the Information Needs of Professional Employees.
Dewhirst, H. Dudley
This library evaluation is based primarily on responses of some 320 members of the professional research staff and 50 members of the professional administrative staff at the Langley Research Center to a questionnaire. Evaluation first considers the library as a whole as only one part of a total system of information sources serving professionals. This is followed by an evaluation of the collection, facilities and tools, and services of the library based on responses of those who use the library more than six times a year. A major feature of the evaluation is the use of a critical incident technique in which respondents furnish details of a recent incident when they located information which proved useful in their work. The role of the library is then inferred from comparison of information source utilization using a previous study as a standard. The analysis of the library collection, tools and facilities, and services provides the basis for more detailed evaluation and recommendations. (Author/SJ)
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Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration-American Society for Engineering Education Summer Inst., Langley Station, VA.
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Identifiers: Langley Research Center VA; Scientific and Technical Information
Note: (32 References); Study done at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.