ERIC Number: ED336125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-11
Reference Count: N/A
State Library Agencies and Member Libraries of the Association of Research Libraries. Final Report of Two Surveys.
Chobot, Mary C.
State Library Agencies (SLAs) and library members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) were surveyed to collect data from potential audiences for American Memory products to assist the planners for this Library of Congress (LC) project. This summary report briefly explains the purpose of the surveys; describes the survey methodology and instrument development; and summarizes the survey findings in terms of the types of optical equipment owned by the libraries, and the types of features that respondents would like to see incorporated in workstations providing access to American Memory collections. (It was found that over 90% of the survey populations agreed that these workstations should allow full-text searching capability; be able to capture and hold selected items in machine memory for later presentation or the creation of new documents; be able to download to floppy disc; and allow users to make paper copies of materials. A high degree of interest was noted among state library agencies and ARL libraries in having access to selected LC collections on optical media. The third section presents general conclusions and of the survey populations recommendations having to do with state library agency services, the type of delivery platform, the amount of space needed, costs, and pilot sites. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Memory Project (Library of Congress); Association of Research Libraries; Work Stations
Note: Paper prepared for the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress.