ERIC Number: ED246907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Bibliographic Services and User Needs. Report of a Conference Sponsored by the Council on Library Resources (Kansas City, Missouri, December 14-16, 1983).
Peterson, Paul, Ed.
To help determine the future of the Bibliographic Service Development Program (BSDP), the Council on Library Resources (CLR) sponsored a conference to examine bibliographic services for library users with emphasis on their needs. The 32 participants included invited speakers, research library administrators, foundation officers, network and computing center administrators, library/communications school faculty, CLR board members, CLR staff, and BSDP Program Committee members. Four challenge or discussion papers were given at the conference: "The Academic Community and Bibliographic Services," by Thomas H. Martin; "Bibliographic Access: Problems and Prospects," by Douglas Ferguson; "Integrated Academic Information Systems: The Bibliographic Interface," by Nina W. Matheson; and"The Knowledge Business: Economic Issues of Access to Bibliographic Information," by Carlton Rochell. Four working groups, following the themes of the papers, met later to discuss the issues. Their collective recommendations were refined by the entire group into a set of priorities for Council action. This report consists of the recommendations of the conference, the four discussion group reports, the four formal papers, a background paper ("Five Years of the Bibliographic Service Development Program: 1979-1983," by C. Lee Jones), and opening session summaries. It also includes the agenda of the meeting, the set of challenge questions prepared beforehand, and a list of participants. (Author/DMC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Access to Information; Bibliographic Services; Council on Library Resources; User Needs