ERIC Number: ED245709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-28
Reference Count: 0
Status and Future Directions of Online Search Services in Georgia Academic Libraries.
Mosby, Anne Page; McKinney, Gayle
This study evolved from a survey of all academic libraries in Georgia, designed to identify current online activities in the state's academic libraries, and to predict future directions and trends. The information was gathered to provide a pool of data for comparison, planning, management, and administration of online services, and to serve as a model for a national study. Of the 66 academic libraries surveyed, 59 (89.4%) responded. Points covered include: (1) profile of users; (2) administration, e.g., policies, recordkeeping, fees, search volume, and user aids; (3) staffing; (4) equipment and telecommunications; (5) online ready reference; (6) evaluation procedures; (7) perceived advantages and disadvantages; and (8) future plans for an online service. Conclusions should be of interest to online searchers, reference librarians, library administrators, and others in the academic community who deal with online search services. (Author/DMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Georgia; Users
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the Georgia Library Association (Jekyll Island, GA, October 28, 1983).