ERIC Number: ED036659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Implications of Modern Technology for Small College Libraries.
Turner, Edward F., Jr.
This project proposes to ascertain the extent to which the tools of modern technology can be applied to help solve the problems of small college libraries. For the purpose of this report, the small college library is one serving undergraduate instructional needs as distinguished from the university library, serving the interests of serious research. The first chapter of the report seeks to define clearly the relationship of library service to college instruction. This approach indicates the nature and magnitude of changes which have taken place in library service and demonstrates why the role of the library has become a central issue. The second chapter examines the nature of technology and its relation to library operation. Chapters 3 and 4 discuss the nature of library collections with a view to identifying some level of commonality of problems and collections, and to identify the advantages and disadvantages of major adaptations of technology. Chapters 5 and 6 look at special problems in the areas of bibliographic access and physical access. The report concludes with a summary which identifies areas requiring further investigation, and a series of recommendations. The primary recommendation of the report is the package library, built on the core of disciplines, and common to all colleges offering the same program. (Author/ON)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Washington and Lee Univ., Lexington, VA.