ERIC Number: ED092126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Regional Library Services Study. Study and Recommendations for Potential Interlibrary Cooperative Efforts Among Public Libraries in the Piedmont Triad Region.
Piedmont Triad Council of Governments, Greensboro, NC.
Directors of ten public libraries in the Piedmont Triad (North Carolina) requested that the Council of Governments make a Regional Library Services Study, so that interlibrary cooperation might lead to better library service. After an analysis of the demographic, social, and economic character of the region, and also of library service, the study revealed that much better funding, along with cooperation to avoid wasteful duplication of materials and effort, would be necessary to bring the library service closer to state and national standards. Recommendations included: reciprocal borrowing privileges; cooperative film service funded by private sources and the state library; a Piedmont Triangle Library Council; a user survey; development of special subject strengths and union catalogs of books and periodicals to facilitate interlibrary loan; a feasibility study for joint hiring of specialists; more in-service training; a study of the possible expansion of library cooperation to include academic and special libraries; and encouragement of greater state financial support. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Triad Council of Governments, Greensboro, NC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina