ERIC Number: ED339399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
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Evaluating the Strengths and Limitations of a Corporate Library Collection.
Green, Lucia K.
A special library can evaluate its collection using two evaluation methods first introduced by academic research libraries. This evaluation was concerned with the monograph and serial collections of a corporate library. The lack of methods for evaluating special libraries has been well documented in library literature. The data necessary for this project were collected daily in a corporate library. Only one library was evaluated, since special libraries differ so greatly and methods applicable in one will not necessarily be useful in another. The two methods used were R. P. Coale's evaluation of the Newberry Library and G. D. Byrd's analysis of interlibrary loans. An analysis of interlibrary loans was chosen since the library studied encourages use of its interlibrary loan service by its patrons. The research department supported by the library publishes papers that could be analyzed to determine if the research required to write them could have been done in that library. Papers written in other institutions were also analyzed to determine if the research needed to write them could have been done in the same library. Both methods proved successful and showed that the library had a very strong serials collection. (35 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Note: Master's Research Paper, Kent State University.