ERIC Number: ED102970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Local History Collections in Nebraska Public Libraries.
Heuermann, Elizabeth M.
A survey of local history collections in Nebraska public libraries was made in an attempt to determine whether public libraries in that state were building local history collections; what items were being collected; and how collections were acquired, used, and promoted. The survey also attempted to ascertain if there was a demonstrable relationship between size of local history collections and total collection size or size of population in the area served by a library. Underlying causes for lack of development of local history collections were also examined. A six-page, multiple-choice questionnaire was sent to the public library located in the county seat of all 93 counties in the state. The 42 usable returns were processed for computer analysis and analyzed using a STAT 08 computer program. Due to poor return rate and a faulty survey instrument, the results could not be considered conclusive, but they seemed to indicate that public libraries in Nebraska were not fulfilling their responsibility to collect and preserve the history of their area. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Graduate Dept. of Library and Information Sciences.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska