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ERIC Number: ED207429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
State-of-the-Art Review of Bibliographic Control in Higher Education in Canada.
Wilburn, Marion T.; Knapper, Christopher K.
The kinds of material presently being collected on Canadian higher education, their accessibility, and main problem of bibliographic control were surveyed in 1981. Canadian higher education materials involved material on or about higher education (particularly Canadian higher education) that was (1) produced by institutions, organizations, individuals, or governments; (2) produced through journals, newsletters, books, reports, audiovisual material, minutes, memoranda, policy statements, etc; and (3) included descriptions, analyses, theses, policy statements, or research. Based on survey responses, an overview is presented on the scope of collections, size of collections, access to collections, services, and publications produced by the organization or its library. Respondents fell roughly into three groups: those with collections where the major emphasis is higher education, those where higher education materials are a minor but significant portion of the collection, and those which do not have collections but make use of other nearby sources. Most respondents indicated that their collections were established and maintained primarily for use by their organization or department. Others were receptive to a larger, more public audience. Printed resources that provide access to particular information on Canadian higher education, a select bibliography on higher education, an index to Canadian university newspapers, and educational indexes. Appended materials include a sample questionnaire, responses of organizations surveyed, and a list of surveyed organizations. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Society for the Study of Higher Education Conference (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 1981).