ERIC Number: ED216703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Next Five Years for York University Libraries.
Following a brief history of York University libraries, this document outlines current objectives of library operations, the problems faced in establishing future priorities, and the objectives for implementation or investigation for the next three to five years. The current mission and operating objectives in the functional areas of collecting, organizing, storing, and retrieving and disseminating are presented. The major and most pressing problems of the libraries are identified, and a statement of interim library goals that was developed to address these problems is discussed. Long range planning goals have been established for a three to five year period, and currently place primary importance on collection development. The impact of such external factors as changing copyright law, a national centralized periodicals system, financial constraints, electronic communications networks, and proliferation of publications is explored. Six appendices present statistical information about personnel, collections, book and serials holdings, expenditures, acquisitions, and Telex functions. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: York Univ., Downsview (Ontario).
Note: Office of the Director of Libraries, Working Paper Series. For related document, see IR 010 245.