ERIC Number: ED066167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Attitudes Towards Interlibrary Cooperation: Summary of a Study.
Nitecki, Danuta A.
The participants in the Workshop on Cooperation Between Different Types of Libraries, which was held in November, 1971, in Philadelphia, was surveyed in an effort to determine their attitudes toward interlibrary cooperation. Followup studies were conducted after the workshop to discover what, if any, effect the workshop had on the participants' attitudes. Generally, the workshop participants favored cooperative efforts between different types of libraries, although some problems concerning such efforts in this region were perceived. By the end of the workshop, a few conditions were identified as being significant obstacles to cooperation, and at the same time, actions were specified to overcome these barriers. At the end of the workshop, 70% of the respondents agreed that the lack of creative administrative leadership was a significant barrier to interlibrary cooperation, while only 10% agreed six months later in the followup studies. The impact of the workshop itself has not been completely measured by this study, but increased efforts for cooperation are encouraging. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Graduate School of Library Science.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania