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ERIC Number: ED061982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Special Libraries: Planning and Operation; Preliminary Draft.
Weiner, Betty H.
An attempt is made in this report to combine a pragmatic how-to-do-it approach with suggestions for applying system analysis techniques for planning and operating a small special library or information center. A special library is defined as a library in a commercial, industrial, governmental or non-profit organization such as research institutions, banks, advertising firms or manufacturing companies, etc. These information facilities generally are small (100 to 10,000 volumes), so manual rather than automated procedures are discussed. In considerations for expansion, however, the ease of convertibility to automation is taken into account. Discussed in relation to establishing a special library are: (1) preplanning techniques, (2) interior design, (3) physical inventory, (4) organization of the collection, (5) cataloging, (6) basic reference collection, (7) ordering procedures, (8) circulation, (9) budget, and (10) services to users. (Author/SJ)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Library and Information Sciences, Washington, DC.
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