ERIC Number: ED156192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
State Documents Collection in Oklahoma.
Tomberlin, Irma R.
A questionnaire was distributed to a selected group of Oklahoma academic, public, and special libraries to survey their patterns of acquisition, organization, and reference use of Oklahoma state documents collections. Findings revealed serious deficiencies in the provision of current, comprehensive, and well organized collections of Oklahoma documents due to a wide variety of acquisition methods, organizational procedures, and methods of use. Recommendations were made which, if implemented, could provide improved bibliographic control and more effective access to publications. These included designating the Oklahoma Department of Libraries as the central collection and distribution agency for all official Oklahoma publications, drafting legislation for a new deposit law which would bring the number of copies to be deposited in the libraries to a more realistic figure, and the publication and distribution to all libraries in the State of a regular checklist of titles received by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. The appendices include guidelines developed for minimum state servicing of state documents, current laws pertaining to the depositing of state documents in Oklahoma, the survey questionnaire, and a list of the libraries participating in the survey. (Author/JPF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AMIGOS Bibliographic Council, Dallas, TX.
Note: For related document, see IR 006 325