ERIC Number: ED224497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Cooperative Library Resource Sharing among Universities Supporting Graduate Study in Alabama.
Alabama State Commission on Higher Education, Montgomery.
Intended as a basis for continuing and expanding cooperative network activities, this publication presents five comprehensive reports developed in 1981/82 which assess the academic libraries of the 16 public and private postsecondary educational institutions in Alabama. The five reports cover collection development, staff adequacy, space requirements, statewide bibliographic and physical accessibility to academic library services, and computerization and library networking. Comparisons are made to commonly accepted standards and criteria, and comparative analyses are provided of Alabama's academic libraries against regional and national measures of excellence, and the national state-of-the-art in computers and automation. Each report presents conclusions and recommendations which are cumulated in the front of the publication. Also noted are the functions and activities of academic libraries, the need for a comprehensive plan for cooperative resource sharing among Alabama's academic libraries, and limitations on the scope and focus of study. A membership list of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) Council of Librarians, 8 tables, 21 appendices, and a 16-item bibliography are included. (Author/ESR)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Computers, Financial Support, Higher Education, Interlibrary Loans, Library Acquisition, Library Automation, Library Cooperation, Library Facilities, Library Materials, Library Networks, Library Personnel, Library Services, Online Systems, Shared Services, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Commission on Higher Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers: Alabama; Library Funding