ERIC Number: ED055624
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Publication Date: 1971
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A New Objective for Development: Working Paper No. 2.
Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Univ. Libraries.
Some of the situations which exist in the university libraries and are in need of change are discussed in this paper, including: (1) university libraries are tied to the universities' administrative structure; (2) university libraries have a responsibility over which they have little control to alter because of the traditional library administrative structures; (3) the myth that university libraries are to have comprehensive collections which are to everything to everybody has collapsed; (4) dispersion and proliferation of university library collections is not economical; (5) university libraries must examine their processes and organizations to insure that they can respond to changes within their parent organizations and that they can justify their share of expenditure of funds; and (6) university libraries must be prepared to accept and support different objectives and to develop the expertise and specialization which can relate to different communication patterns among librarians, faculties, universities and other institutions. (Related papers are available as LI 003178, 003180 and 003181). (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Univ. Libraries.