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Services Policies for Academic Libraries; Working Paper No. 3.
Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Univ. Libraries.
The introduction establishes a perspective from which to develop an opinion about library service which may result in a need to redefine what is collected, how it is stored and what expertise should be developed. The available alternatives depend upon whom the services are provided for, how much service is provided and when, that is, who are the library's users. University libraries' users may include: faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, academic and other university personnel, adjunct faculty, non-registered borrowers, visiting faculty, the general public, and other institutions. Once the users are identified decisions must be made concerning (1) what services to supply from the university library system, (2) what level to supply for each category of user, (3) what services to give in special units of the library system and not in others, (4) what needed services are not provided and (5) what services should be expanded or reduced. Tables 1 and 2 give "lists" of library service policies and "How to use the Inventory Checklist for Evaluating WSU User Services," is appended. (Related papers are available as LI 003178, 003179 and 003181.) (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Univ. Libraries.