ERIC Number: ED094767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Library Effectiveness 1974.
Pritchard, A.; Auckland, M.
In order to measure the effectiveness of its libraries, the City of London Polytechnic Library and Learning Resources Service surveyed its users and compared the results with a study completed the previous year (1973). Tables and statistics have been provided for: number, type, status, and academic department of users; frequency of use; satisfaction and success in finding desired information; journal use; hours of library use; and use of materials. Major findings were basically that library effectiveness had not changed since the previous study, usage had dropped slightly, and the satisfaction level had risen. The study also raised the possibility that the libraries should invest more in lending stock and less in reference and other non-circulating materials, since lack of seating space has limited the use of in-house materials. (LS)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Materials, Library Services, Library Surveys, Periodicals, Reference Materials, Reference Services, Use Studies, User Satisfaction (Information)
City of London Polytechnic, Library and Learning Resources Service, 84 Moorgate, London, EC2M 6SQ, England (2 English pounds)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City of London Polytechnic (England). Library and Learning Resources Service.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain); United Kingdom (London)