ERIC Number: ED068110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Determining the Effectiveness of the Use Made of the Industrial and Management Engineering Library.
The developmental process and rapid growth of a library create various problems which surround the services offered to patrons. The library should possess accurate information concerning all aspects of its operation and be aware of its measure of usefulness, thus necessitating periodic re-appraisal of the existing situation and assessing questions concerning the attitude and behaviour of the user population, and the efficiency with which services are performed. Our study attempts to determine the effectiveness of the use made of the Industrial and Management Engineering Library at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and is the first research of its kind to be conducted by this library. Functions of the library are outlined, problems presented, and the pattern and purpose of library visits are investigated. An attempt is made to explore, analyze and describe, key aspects in the provision and use of services rendered to faculty, staff and students. Chapters deal with data collection by means of two surveys, explain the sample chosen, and methodology of the study. Results are analyzed by means of numerous tables and, where necessary, discussions conclude the sections. The appendices include questionnaire examples and other relevant material used in the survey, as well as statistical tables. (Author)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Services, Library Surveys, Special Libraries, Technical Institutes, Use Studies
The Library, Faculty of Industrial & Management Engineering, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (No charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Technion--Israel Inst. of Tech., Haifa.
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