ERIC Number: ED072829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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Evaluation of the Impact, Costs and Benefits of the Albuquerque Model Cities Library Materials and Cultural Centers. Final Report. Volume I and II.
Zink, Lee B.; And Others
The purpose of this study was the examination of the Albuquerque Model Cities Library Materials and Cultural Centers and of their impact upon the community they serve. This was not a traditional cost/benefit study although it contains many of the aspects of such an analysis. The area served by the Centers is an area of relatively poor persons of primarily Spanish and/or Mexican descent with a few Blacks, American Indians and "Anglos." The study was conducted in the following manner. First, personal interview surveys were made of a sample of residents of the poor area (MNA) and of residents of a similar area without special library services, and of a middle-income area of Albuquerque. Results of these three sets of surveys were then compared to discover differences in attitudes of persons in the areas relating to their library services. Some nine months later, a similar survey was conducted again in the MNA to determine if differences had arisen over time. A much smaller survey was conducted on the library premises. Throughout the entire period of the study, the operations of the Library and Cultural Centers were examined and costs for various functions were allocated. Volume II contains the appendix. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico