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ERIC Number: ED079981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 5
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The Role of College Libraries in the Planning, Development, and Operation of Educational Programs in Multi-purpose Higher Education Consortia.
Forbis, Yates M.
Information collected by questionnaires, correspondence, and consultation with library personnel at four collegiate consortia shed light upon the role of libraries in the functioning of these consortia. The results showed that many expectations went unmet. Namely, specialized collections were not efficiently built and shared, faculties exhibited jealousy rather than cooperation, administrative demands on staff did not decrease, library staffs were not included in the overall policy making phase for the consortia, and consortia directors did not communicate well with library staffs. On the positive side, where there was interlibrary cooperation, materials were exchanged, new courses based upon exchanged materials developed, and uniform circulation systems developed and these encouraged similar uniformities in other academic areas. Also, library orientation courses for students in the consortia were offered, workshops for library staffs were held, some joint acquisitions were made, and communications between librarians improved. (LB)
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Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
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