ERIC Number: ED220099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Appraisal of the New York State School Library System Pilot Projects.
Angus, Beatrice E.
This study evaluates the programs which have been undertaken by five school systems (the Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), the Otsego County BOCES, the Syracuse City School District, the Broome-Tioga BOCES, and the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Oswego County BOCES) to provide a basis for cooperation and sharing of school library media resources and services. Following a summary of the background of the pilot projects, a description of the sources of data for the School Library Pilot Projects survey is presented. Survey findings are then discussed with respect to four major areas: (1) membership in school library systems; (2) decision making processes in cooperative school library programs; (3) services provided by cooperative school library systems, with specific discussions of human expertise and information services; and (4) the benefits of school library cooperation. Recommendations are then made for the improvement of future attempts at networking among school libraries. A 22-item reference list accompanies the text. Appendices include a copy of the pilot project survey and its covering letter, a copy of the services inventory checklist, and data tables presenting the results of the survey and the services inventory. (JL)
Descriptors: Coordination, Elementary Secondary Education, Interlibrary Loans, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians, Library Automation, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Services, Library Surveys, Library Technical Processes, Media Specialists, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, School Libraries, Union Catalogs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Boards of Cooperative Educational Services; New York; Services Inventories