ERIC Number: ED024433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
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The Continuing Role of the New York State Library in Statewide Audiovisual Activities.
This report reviews the status and development of audiovisual activities at the state level from 1963 to 1966 and makes recommendations for future development. A growth in total audiovisual commitment is shown in the increased activity of the State Library, including the employment of an audiovisual consultant, and the fact that more library systems now have audiovisual staff than three years ago. Recommendations for the State Library involve building and improving all audiovisual materials resources and improving service to library systems through an information bulletin, exhibits, union catalogs of audiovisual materials, studying interlibrary loan procedures, assuming an active role in the development of all educational television activities, and investigating the employment of specialists to train librarians in audiovisual techniques. Recommendations for library systems headquarters include: (1) adequate collections of recordings for general use, general interest films, and audiovisual materials for reference and information purposes, (2) performing a clearinghouse function for audiovisual materials and service information, (3) employing a full-time audiovisual librarian, and (4) conducting workshops for local libraries. Suggestions for intersystem activities emphasize working together on joint acquisitions, distribution, program evaluation, and policy recommendations. (JB)
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Sponsor: New York State Library, Albany.
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Identifiers - Location: New York