ERIC Number: ED251072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Planning Systems. SPEC Kit 13.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
This kit on planning systems updates a 1974 Management Studies Office Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) kit in which developments in planning activities among Association of Research Libraries (ARL) were reviewed. At the time of the original study, in 1972, planning techniques and systems were a subject of much interest because rising user expectations and new, complex library systems and procedures accompanied by shrinking budget increments had intensified the need for careful planning. Since the 1972 review interest in planning has increased; new programs have been developed and many more libraries have begun systematic, continuing planning programs. Systematic planning is a complex process which usually involves the collection and analysis of data from the library's environment, beginning with the university's planning process and extending outward to state, federal, and collective library agenices. It also requires much internal data relating to cost productivity and library use. Samples of short-range and long-range plans and staff organization from specific libraries may be useful to other libraries developing systematic planning processes. The SPEC kit contains five new documents from the Library of Congress, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Kentucky. Four other documents are retained from an earlier kit: New York State Library, Cornell University, Columbia University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
Identifiers: Association of Research Libraries; Management Review and Analysis Program
Note: Kit 13, November 1974; updated with new material, February 1978.