ERIC Number: ED039389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
State and Regional Library Studies; A State of the Art Paper.
Blasingame, Ralph; Summers, F. William
The studies examined were all issued since 1965, thus, this is not a historical study of progress (or decline) in methodology, idea development or the actual results ensuing from the study process but rather it is an attempt to aid in assessing such matters as the thoroughness and care with which state and regional library studies are now normally carried out. The ERIC bibliography "Library Surveys and Development Plans" (ED 031 609) was chosen as the data base for this study to insure recency, the ERIC list which covers the 1965-1969 period was chosen over several earlier lists covering larger time periods. Tables are given to present: (1) distribution of studies by year of publication, (2) distribution of studies by type of library, (3) distribution of studies by library function, (4) distribution of studies by investigator, (5) distribution of sample by investigator as compared to the population and (6) comparison of sample and population distributions by type of library. Section IV presents a sequential resume of the analysis of the data in terms of the 16 questions against which the studies were examined. Appendix II is a complete tabulation of the questions. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Library and Information Sciences, Minneapolis, Minn.