ERIC Number: ED235838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Hospital Library Survey: A KOMRML Committee Approach. Kentucky-Ohio-Michigan Regional Medical Library Papers and Reports, No. 19.
Buchanan, Holly Shipp; And Others
In 1980 a survey was conducted of 600 hospital libraries within the Kentucky-Ohio-Michigan Regional Medical Library (KOMRML) Network (Region V of the National Library of Medicine's RML Program) in order to gather managerial information on library users; facilities; holdings; procedures; services; administration; personnel; budget; expenditures; and the type, size, and educational programs of the hospital served. A total of 360 questionnaires were returned, achieving a return rate of 60%. This preliminary report describes the need for managerial information in hospital libraries, the objectives of the survey, and the methodology used. It is noted that major results and conclusions are not included and that they will be the subject of forthcoming data analyses. Extensive appendices present a sample questionnaire, a compilation of numerical and percentage responses to each question on the survey, and a series of tables containing preliminary descriptive statistics. The tables present correlation scores among selected survey questions; data on salary distributions, the educational level of the person responsible for the library, and the hospital training programs offered; and ranked listings by state for selected criteria related to 174 hospital libraries (48% of respondents). (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky, OH, Michigan Regional Medical Library, Detroit, MI.
Identifiers: Kentucky; Library Statistics; Michigan; Ohio