ERIC Number: ED178040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Regional Library Resource Centers of Pennsylvania in Concept and Operation.
Public Administration Service, Washington, DC.
This report (1) reviews the concept, development, and effectiveness of the Regional Library Resource Centers (RRC's) of Pennsylvania as a part of the state's organization for public library services; (2) recommends possible desirable changes in their number, scope of services, interlibrary relationships, and funding; and (3) drafts regulations for carrying out the recommendations. Specifically, chapters cover (1) the origins of regional library resource centers in Pennsylvania and the 1958 study by Lowell A. Martin; (2) library development, 1962-67, and the Martin re-survey of 1967; (3) the adoption and implementation of the recommendations of the Martin studies relating to RRC's; (4) the initiation of the work of the RRC's; (5) a critical review of the concept and services of the RRC's; (6) the organization for library support at the state level; (7) major research collections in the RRC's; (8) RRC's and interlibrary loans; and (9) findings and conclusions. The report includes an organizational chart of the Pennsylvania Department of Education and 33 tables display relevant data in the text. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Public Administration Service, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 021 587-588