ERIC Number: ED226751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Colorado Academic Library Master Plan, Spring 1982.
Breivik, Patricia Senn; And Others
Based on a need to assess current library strengths and weaknesses and to project potential library roles in supporting higher education, this master plan makes a series of recommendations to Colorado's academic libraries. It is noted that the plan was endorsed by both the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and the Colorado State Department of Education in May 1982. A history of the master plan, a list of master plan committee members, introductory material, and the mission and role statements of Colorado's academic libraries precede a summary of the recommendations made. The recommendations themselves, with background statements, are presented in six sections, covering: (1) access to information (11 recommendations); (2) library collection development (2 recommendations); (3) library services, including bibliographic instruction and guidance in research methodology and database searching (8 recommendations); (4) networking, including cooperative acquisitions, automated cataloging, and interlibrary loan services (5 recommendations); (5) the administration of library services and resources (4 recommendations); and (6) master plan implementation and maintenance (4 recommendations). Appendices comprise the Colorado academic libraries' reciprocal borrowing agreement, and guidelines for access policies, collection development policies, and bibliographic instruction in academic libraries. A glossary and a list of recommended agencies for master plan implementation are also provided. (Author/ESR)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Higher Education, Interlibrary Loans, Library Acquisition, Library Administration, Library Automation, Library Cooperation, Library Instruction, Library Networks, Library Role, Library Services, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Library, Denver.
Identifiers: Access to Information; Colorado