ERIC Number: ED180455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Community Information Services in New South Wales Public Libraries: Evaluation of a Study.
One of three reports from Australia's Community Information Sharing Service (CISS), this evaluation discusses several aspects of a CISS study which was conducted to obtain a factual overview of community information services currently being provided by public libraries in New South Wales, and to develop guidelines for public library participation in community information services on the basis of that overview. Following a statement of the purposes of the study, three sections discuss (1) the questionnaire survey used in obtaining data for the overview of information services; (2) the interactive process used by CISS in helping library personnel deal with non-library information agencies, e.g., the use of informal information exchanges and special meetings; and (3) the methods for communicating guidelines developed by CISS, including workshops, consultant activities, and the publication of a report. Appendices provide sample workshop and information exchange agendas, library survey questionnaires, and diagrammatical representations of factors necessary to the successful provision of community information services through public libraries. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library Council of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia).
Note: For related documents, see IR 007 929-931