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ERIC Number: ED096962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
An Analysis of Selected Utah Academic and Vocational Libraries.
Thompson, Stephen K.
Seven small college libraries in the state of Utah were surveyed to determine collection size, fiscal status, orientation of clientele and services, organization and staffing, cooperative activities, and automation and planning. The survey used statistical data collected by the National Center for Educational Statistics and questionnaires sent to each institution. The purpose of the analysis was to assay the strengths and weaknesses of each library in relation to other libraries on a national basis. Also, the organizational structure of the state system of higher education, especially the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) was examined to determine their effect on the education process and the libraries within the system. The results revealed that these libraries were somewhat deficient in net holdings, fiscal resources, early acquisitions, and professional staffing. Progressiveness was noted in terms of media emphasis and services to clientele. Automation and formalized planning procedures were not yet firmly established. It was recommended that the SBHE act to equalize budget allocations and to exert stronger leadership and that individual libraries work to increase acquisitions and to promote cooperative activity. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah