ERIC Number: ED169884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Standards for Libraries Within Regional Library Systems in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Library Association, Regina.
These quantitative standards for the delivery of library services to a dispersed population, which were developed by the Saskatchewan Library Association, are based on the decentralized delivery of library services backed up by the centralized provision of technical services, resource people, and special collections in Saskatchewan. The roles of university, college, and special, public, school, and the Provincial Library are briefly noted. Methodologies for standards development are discussed, as well as general standards for library service in sparsely populated areas and standards for organization of a province-wide library system, including functions, branch libraries within the system, personnel, quantitative standards for book, periodical, and non-print collections, facilities, and services. Recommendations for standards for collection development, technical services and automation, buildings for small branches, staff training, and audiovisuals are also included. (MBR)
Descriptors: Background, Libraries, Library Collections, Library Facilities, Library Networks, Library Role, Library Services, Personnel, Regional Programs, Rural Population, Standards, Tables (Data)
Saskatchewan Library Association, Wapiti Regional Library, 145-12 Street, East, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan S6V 1B7 ($5.00 per copy)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Library Association, Regina.