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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – Journal of Library Administration, 1998
Presents a background on the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) partnership with the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and notes its achievements. Discusses the CIC Center for Library Initiatives; leveraging investments in libraries; maximizing use of information resources; improving delivery of information/library services; the…
Descriptors: Achievement, Cooperative Programs, Electronic Libraries, Information Services
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Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – Journal of Library Administration, 1997
Addresses the topic of digital libraries from a planning perspective and examines policy issues. Discusses developing collections by providing access to remote files and/or creating a local collection; funding; considering what to digitize; copyright issues; storage costs; converting paper-based collections and catalogs; and reasons why to…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Administrative Policy, Copyrights, Costs
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Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 1995
Discusses ways to achieve peak performance in academic libraries by emphasizing staff development. Highlights include self-assessment; conflict of commitment; self-absorption; institutional loyalty; focusing on the future; and understanding the library's strategic plan, mission statement, and policies. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Conflict of Interest, Library Development, Library Policy
Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – 1975
During the first half of the twentieth century, there was slow but steady progress toward larger units of public library service, such as county and regional systems. But there was a lag both in the conceptual and the actual development of the central libraries of these systems as strong points for direct service to readers. Librarians were first…
Descriptors: Branch Libraries, Centralization, County Libraries, Federal Legislation
Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – 1967
In attempting to reappraise the role of Pennsylvania district center libraries, this field study focused on: the actual use made of the libraries, the effects of distance on use, and the relationship between use and the socioeconomic characteristics of library users. Methodology involved the study of 10 representative district library centers,…
Descriptors: Decentralization, Distance, Library Collections, Library Networks
Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – 1981
Divided into inventory project procedures for the identification of missing books for future replacement and inventory guidelines for use by subject librarians to determine whether an item should be replaced, this report sets forth very specific procedures for conducting a comprehensive inventory of monographic holdings. They are based on…
Descriptors: Books, Check Lists, College Libraries, Facility Inventory
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Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – Library Trends, 1972
Today's constantly changing, continually emerging urban environments affect the role and service functions of main libraries. (37 references) (SJ)
Descriptors: Library Services, Public Libraries, Social Change, Urban Areas
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Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – College and Research Libraries, 1975
Librarians and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) personnel were interviewed at eight urban college and university campuses to determine the extent to which their respective libraries have responded to educationally disadvantaged students. (Author)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Educationally Disadvantaged, Librarians, Library Collections
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Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – Library Trends, 1979
Suggests that adaptation to new types of library services may require administrations to alter organizational structures and personnel management practices. A list of references is provided. (FM)
Descriptors: Library Administration, Library Services, Organization, Personnel Management
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Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 1977
Recent Organizational theories and changes in library technology are discussed in relation to the practice and quality of library work. (AP)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Librarians, Library Technical Processes, Organizational Climate
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Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1978
This examination of technological change and its impact on library jobs explains from the historical perspective how technology absorbed much routine work and created the potential for more challenging jobs. Factors to be considered in redesigning jobs to accommodate both technological innovation and human values are discussed. (MBR)
Descriptors: Administration, Guidelines, History, Job Development
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Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – Journal of Library Administration, 1990
Discusses changes that are occurring in academic libraries as they try to keep up with the growth in sources of information. Topics discussed include acquisitions; interlibrary loan; new technologies in libraries; library expenditures; library staff; collection development; and the need to redefine the library's role to that of an information…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Sources
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Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – Journal of Library Administration, 1990
Discusses the current emphasis on assessment of library effectiveness and describes several assessment techniques. It is argued that, by encouraging staff to develop an attitude of self-assessment based on their ability to add value to library services, the assessment phenomenon can be used to improve the overall quality of libraries. (11…
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Evaluation Methods, Library Administration, Library Personnel
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Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – Journal of Library Administration, 1988
Makes a distinction between library training and staff development, and argues that staff development programs have not been as successful because they typically fail to provide opportunities for self assessment or opportunities to evaluate one's performance in a structured team environment, and they are not based on appropriate instructional…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Leadership Training, Learning Theories, Librarians
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Shaughnessy, Thomas W. – Journal of Library Administration, 1987
Discusses the positive effects that can be attained in a library when senior management successfully supports library directors, and the importance of understanding the director's role and management style in order to increase his or her effectiveness. (CLB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Leadership Responsibility, Library Administration, Library Directors
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