ERIC Number: ED095916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Planning and Evaluating Library System Services in Illinois.
Michael, Mary Ellen; Young, Arthur P.
This manual was conceived as a reference guide for Illinois' 18 library systems to use in their long-range planning and evaluation program. Section 1 of the manual explains the planning model: Context Input Process Product (CIPP). CIPP was selected as a coherent adaptation and modification of many previous planning and design methods: systems analysis, programed instruction, and Planning Programing Budgeting System (PPBS). It consists of four major steps: context evaluation (identifying the environment/setting goals and objectives); input evaluation (selecting alternatives); process evaluation (implementation); and product evaluation (assessing final results). Further explanation is provided on the process of generating library goals and objectives. Finally the CIPP model is applied to the central interlibrary loan operation of a hypothetical public library; question formulation, goal setting, and implementation activities. A flowchart of the CIPP model, a glossary of terms, report writing forms and procedures, and a bibliography are appended. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Library Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois