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ERIC Number: ED086232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 17
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Organizational Change; The Centralization of a Divisional Circulation System. Technical Paper Number Five.
Gherman, Paul
The circulation systems of three divisional units of Wayne State University libraries (Education, Humanities, Social-Science) needed centralization because their separate operations had created many inconsistences and unnecessary inconveniences. This paper outlines the socio-technical decisions made in the organizational change. It describes the problems of the existing organization and shows how the reorganization process involved physical changes, record re-arrangement, staff reassignments and training, procedural changes, and reorganization of divisional functions. The obstacles and other planning deficiencies involved in the process are also indicated. Procedural suggestions are made for future organizational change. (CH)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Univ. Libraries.