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ERIC Number: ED069302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 64
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Serials for Information Services; Report on a Survey to Examine Current Subscriptions of the Major Libraries of the Midwestern Regional Library System to a Selected List of Indexed Serial Titles.
McCallum, John D.
In 1971 the Board of the Midwestern Regional Library System authorized a study of the periodical collections of the major public libraries, the three universities, and one community college within the Region. It was felt that the study would have immediate implications for the Regional library's developing "Information Services Program," and would also be beneficial to the public libraries in general by making the composite checklist of periodical titles available to libraries that might wish to match their holdings against this list comprising titles from a dozen selected periodical indexes. The project carried through the spring and summer months of 1972, and a preliminary synopsis of the survey's findings was presented at the first fall meeting of the Professional Advisory Committee, which consists of the chief librarians of the public libraries involved in the survey. This is the final report of the project. Critical comments regarding the validity of the premise on which the survey was based, and the data and means by which they were gathered are invited. The conclusions drawn from the analysis of the data resulted in suggestions for the expansion of periodical and index subscriptions to better serve the reference function of public libraries. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Midwestern Regional Library System, Kitchener (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada