ERIC Number: ED242335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Resources Centres in Scottish Schools.
Hamilton, David D.; Tucker, Richard N.
A survey of 152 Scottish primary and secondary schools was conducted in 1982 to determine the extent of development, organization, and services of school library resources centers. Teachers and school librarians from 129 schools replied to the questionnaire, with 124 respondents indicating the presence of a resources center in their school. Information was collected on the organization of book and non-book materials within the entire school; the presence of a catalog of library and/or school resources; the availability of areas for preparation of resources, study areas, and reprographic equipment; the links existing between school resources centers; and the knowledge that schools have of the holdings of other centers in their district. It was found that school resources centers in Scotland do not exist in the abundance that was presumed prior to this study, regardless of whether findings were compared with a model definition of a resources center developed by Norman Beswick, or considered independently of established criteria for resources centers. This report describes survey methodology and findings and also discusses the definition of the term "resources center." A 23-item bibliography, a sample questionnaire, and a summary of respondents' comments on the questionnaire are also provided. (ESR)
Descriptors: Catalogs, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Institutional Cooperation, Learning Resources Centers, Library Facilities, Library Materials, Library Services, Nonprint Media, Publications, Questionnaires, Reprography, School Libraries
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Educational Technology, Glasgow.