ERIC Number: ED058886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan-4
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A Proposed Working Definition for Reorganization of the WSU Library System; Working Paper No. 5.
Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Univ. Libraries.
The Wayne State University Library system is faced with a declining budget for at least the next year and a half, and an increased work load per person because of staff attrition and because of increased enrollment. The two courses of action are: (1) Rely on the hope that 1973-74 will be a good year, and the Library will be able to increase the staff to recover losses. In the interim, the Library is faced with almost insoluble space and acquisitions problems as well as declining services and (2) Ruthlessly reduce all duplication of resources and services thus reducing the number of staff needed to carry out routine operations. The time released can be used to remove the backlogs of work that have begun to form, and to study alternatives and plan for the future when expansion of programs may once more be possible. The following operational definition is proposed as a guide for the reorganization that will have to be undertaken within the next year. "The library collections are to be viewed as a unit with their organization to be based on format and our use of universal classification system." (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Univ. Libraries.