ERIC Number: ED161451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Study of Cooperative Materials Examination Centers for Wisconsin.
This study investigates, identifies, and documents the need for cooperative media review centers in the state of Wisconsin and makes recommendations for their development and implementation. To this end, over 100 persons representing library/media/education and professional organizations were interviewed, literature reviews conducted, resources and materials examined, and a mail survey conducted with questionnaires sent to 400 school media centers and public libraries. Findings of the survey and interviews indicate strong interest and support for improving selection and examination centers with the need for a statewide system, based on a network of examination centers, which would provide materials and programs for evaluating materials. Recommendations include: (1) forming a multitype council in the Madison area to coordinate services and programs; (2) establishing mobile services for the purpose of materials review and evaluation in the far northern part of the state; and (3) establishing one stationary center which would house a wide range of materials and service multitype institutions in a radius of 60 to 80 miles. Also contained in the report are a brief survey of the history and development of examination centers, long range goals of the Wisconsin program, and specific components of examination center development. A bibliography on cooperative materials evaluation centers, a copy of the questionnaire with tabulated responses, and survey procedures are appended. (JPF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.