ERIC Number: ED024408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
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A Small College Information System: An Analysis and Recommendations.
Schumacher, Anne W.
This study was undertaken to provide a detailed look at the functions currently being performed by a small, liberal arts college library and to develop some recommendations concerning its future role. The major questions studied in the report are (1) how satisfactory is the present library facility in supporting the information-related activities engaged in by members of the faculty and student body? and (2) if the library facility is not providing adequate support, what alternative solutions are feasible? Data on three components of the information system--the users, the library, and external sources--were collected by means of structured interviews, observation, published materials, and research reports and studies. The basic recommendation of the report is for a fundamental shift in the college library's role from an information storage facility to an information switching center. (CC)
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Sponsor: Hamline Univ., St. Paul, Minn.
Authoring Institution: Whittenburg, Vaughan Associates, Inc., Landover, MD.