ERIC Number: ED082765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Rural Library Needs and Resources with Implication for the Development of a Model for the Delivery of Library and Learning Resources.
Maxwell, Roy To.
This study investigated library learning resources and needs in a ten county area which coincides with Southern Oklahoma Development Association and Oklahoma Planning District Number Four. A variety of data sources were utilized but the principal data source was of a survey nature gathered by an interviewer. Conclusions reached include the following: (1) The greatest concentration of learning resources in this region is in the public schools with library books and librarians leading the list followed by audio-visual materials and equipment with public libraries providing the second greatest concentration of resources; (2) Respondents seemed to have no systematic basis on which to establish needs but expressed needs seemed to follow resources; (3) respondents tended to express satisfaction with present resources even though they may be meager; (4) Present delivery of learning resources in this area seems to be based on political boundaries and associated with funding and administration patterns; (5) Innovative delivery systems seem to be working but are hampered by funding problems; (6) Fragmentation and isolation of resources in this area point to the need for more coordination, planning, cooperation and more efficient delivery of library-learning resources possibly on a regional or area basis. (Author)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: East Central State Coll., Ada, OK.
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