ERIC Number: ED022487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
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Undergraduate and Junior College Libraries in the United States. A Report Prepared for the National Advisory Commission on Libraries.
National Advisory Commission on Libraries, Washington, DC.; Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
This study was conducted to assess undergraduate and junior college libraries and to consider future development. Major trends are seen as: resources not increasing as rapidly as the college population, increased demands on libraries due to changes within colleges, new technology, changing characteristics of library materials, increased pressure for inter-library cooperation and service to the non-college public, greater participation by the federal government, more selective acquisition, library experimentation and changing staff needs. Problem areas include: increased demand for college library facilities, inadequate collections, staffing, unique problems of junior college libraries, the need for national leaders in technical areas, copyright restrictions, a need for research and planning, existing federal legislation and governmental programs affecting college libraries, and lack of focus in college educational programs. A major recommendation is the establishment of a national commission to plan and coordinate programs and determine which college library projects should be approached at the federal, regional, and state levels. Other recommendations involve the Higher Education Act, library education and job classification, a demonstration project for junior college libraries, and copyright and other legislation. A bibliography of 48 items is appended. (JB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Commission on Libraries, Washington, DC.; Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1965