ERIC Number: ED029659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Libraries in North Carolina Public Senior Colleges and Universities: Present Status and Future Needs.
North Carolina State Board of Higher Education, Raleigh.
This report is based on a study of 15 public senior college and university libraries in North Carolina as of June 30, 1968, conducted by Robert B. Downs. The libraries in most of the colleges and universities suffer from deficiencies in holdings, shortages in qualified personnel, and inadequate space. These problems result from increases in numbers of students and faculty, expansion of academic programs, increase in the number of books and periodicals published, high deterioration rates of existing holdings, and inadequate financial support. The Board of Higher Education recommends that: (1) the book, periodical, and binding budgets be increased at all public senior institutions depending upon needs; (2) institutions reach specified goals for minimum numbers of volumes by 1975; (3) institutions not designated as depositories for Federal Government publications become depositories; (4) the ratio of clerical staff to librarians be raised to two to one; (5) the ratio of librarians to students be raised to one librarian for every 300 students; (6) library seating accommodate 25% of student enrollment; (7) administration, faculty, and library staff explore ways of cooperating to improve services; (8) a study be initiated to determine the feasibility of a central research library facility for the state (Author/CC)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Board of Higher Education, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina