ERIC Number: ED246900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Comprehensive Plan for Library Service in Pennsylvania. Recommendations for Improved Access to Library Resources in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg.
This report of the 95-member Council for the Comprehensive Plan for Libraries, which included representatives from government, libraries, and the public sector, is not intended to answer all the questions for all those concerned about the future of libraries, but rather to bring focus to the issues and to set a direction for solving the problems libraries are facing. It is comprehensive because it attempts to look at a variety of concerns facing all types of library resources in Pennsylvania. The goal of the study, which was undertaken in October 1981, was to review the major issues of resources, technology, and access which affect the users of libraries. In February 1983, the State Library sent out 4,308 questionnaires--of which 32% were returned--to sample members of various organizations and interest groups represented on the Planning Council to ascertain their reactions to the proposed courses of action. After choosing the most important and politically feasible courses of action, the Planning Council reached consensus on the 19 recommendations that became the basis of this plan. This report divides the final recommendations into three broad areas: quality of service, materials and resources, and management practices. Eight appendices provide further details about the study and the library survey form. (DMC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg.
Identifiers: Access to Information; Pennsylvania
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