ERIC Number: ED180456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Community Information Services in New South Wales Public Libraries: Guidelines.
A result of Australia's Community Information Sharing Service (CISS) study of community information services currently being provided by public libraries in New South Wales, this report (one of three) presents five general principles which can assist public libraries with decisions about their response to the issue of the provision of community information. CISS suggests that libraries (1) get to know the community by compiling a community profile which includes information about the people, the socio-economic environment, the activities and interests of the community, its information demands, and its information resources; (2) set objectives pertaining to the role of a public library-based community information service; (3) consider cooperation with other community information agencies; (4) collect and update information relevant to the objeHtives of the service; and (5) organize information in a way that best suits the information demands which the system is designed to meet. A bibliography cites four sources dealing with information systems and services. (FM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library Council of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia).
Note: For related documents, see IR 007 929-931