ERIC Number: ED072504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Libraries and Instructional Materials Centers. Educational Facilities Review Series Number 13.
Baas, Alan M.
The concept of the instructional materials center (IMC) has evolved in response to the limitations of the traditional single-resource library. The IMC is an organizational solution for integrating traditional library services with the variety of multimedia devices and materials necessary to contemporary educational practice. The concept grew from the desire for more effective teaching in an increasingly complex educational system and the need for better use of the many audiovisual devices and other communications instruments developed for modern teaching and learning. Frequently, the literature does not differentiate clearly between libraries and IMCs. In earlier documents, discussions of library design often included useful information on multimedia accommodations. These discussions are reported in the first section of this review. The second section focuses on those documents attempting to define the IMC and its new roles in relation to educational practice and facilities. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.