ERIC Number: ED231362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-26
Reference Count: 0
Recommendations for Improved Library Service and Collections for the Racine County Historical Museum, Racine County Historical Society, and the Racine Public Library.
Danky, James P.
Eight recommendations made by a consultant are presented: (1) the Racine County Historical Society and the Racine County Historical Museum should consolidate; (2) the Museum/Historical Society should formulate formal long-range plans; (3) the Museum/Historical Society should create written policies and and procedures covering personnel, space utilization, volunteers, and collection development; (4) the Racine County Public Library collections should be consolidated and moved to a remodelled and enlarged facility in the Museum building; (5) the Museum/Historical Society should become formally active in the work of the Public Library, and all local history/genealogy library materials and services should eventually be relocated at the Public Library; (6) there should be cooperation between the Museum/Historical Society and the Public Library in the maintenance of photograph collections and the possible use of a microcomputer for indexing materials of local importance; (7) title to all existing library materials should be transferred to the Public Library; and, (8) following the physical integration of Museum/Historical Society and Public Library materials, duplicates should be deaccessioned. Appendices comprise a proposed collection development policy, a proposed deaccessioning procedure, and details of available space in the existing and proposed library areas in the Museum building. (ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Historical Societies; Wisconsin (Racine)