ERIC Number: ED251089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
The Integration of Nonprint Media. SPEC Kit 33.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
This kit on the integration of nonprint media into Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions contains a concise summary of a 1977 phone survey with ARL members, eight descriptions of programs and services, and five acquisition and processing policies. To collect data on practices regarding the acquisition, processing, and use of nonprint media, ARL conducted phone interviews with 27 member libraries. The interviews indicated that audiovisual (AV) materials are being integrated into research library collections to a lesser degree than into 2-year or undergraduate institutions. While most libraries surveyed maintain phonograph record collections and one or more specialized nonprint collections (e.g., slides for biomedicine or art courses), less than half process AV items as part of their regular collections. The summary focuses on factors influencing nonprint media integration, types and uses of library media programs, processing procedures and policies, and future trends. Source documents include descriptions of programs and services from Brigham Young University, University of Maryland, Purdue University, Rutgers University, University of Washington, University of Tennessee/Knoxville, Michigan State University, and Washington State University; and acquisition and processing policies from University of Washington, Rutgers University ("Policy Manual" and "Information Regarding Recommendation of Audiovisual Materials for Purchase"), Boston University, and University of California at Berkeley. (THC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.