ERIC Number: ED238442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Newspapers in New York. Recommendations for an Initial Statewide Plan of Data Collecting and Entry Prepared for the New York State Library.
Danky (James) & Associates, Stoughton, WI.
This report presents consultants' recommendations for the statewide collection and entry in the OCLC database of bibliographic data on New York state newspapers as part of a national United States newspaper cataloging project. The consulting team was asked to focus principally on two activities: first, the newspaper collection of the New York State Library, and then the collections identified in the largest repositories of regional newspapers in three of the Reference and Research Library Resource Systems (3Rs), namely METRO, North Country, and Rochester. Further recommendations presented are concerned with the maintenance of a census of newspaper titles as a project planning tool, the format of catalog entries, authenticating of bibliographic information, hiring and training of project staff, project funding, and the development and implementation of mail and on-site surveys of individual library newspaper holdings. Appendices include a project structure chart; a sample newspaper survey form for collecting data that will be entered on OCLC; a cost projection model for the United States newspaper project developed by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin; and further information on project budget considerations. (ESR)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Data Collection, Databases, Financial Support, Guidelines, Information Networks, Library Collections, Library Surveys, Newspapers, Online Systems, Program Development, Questionnaires, State Libraries, Statewide Planning
James Danky & Associates, 261 Hwy. 138 South, Stoughton, WI 53589 ($10.00; $7.50 per copy if ordered in quantity).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Library, Albany.
Authoring Institution: Danky (James) & Associates, Stoughton, WI.
Identifiers: New York; OCLC; Reference and Research Library Resources Program
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