ERIC Number: ED107228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of the Federal Government Library Survey Report.
National Library of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Utilizing questionnaires, interviews, observations and the study of documents, four survey teams studied 193 federal libraries in Canada, excluding prison, hospital, and diplomatic post libraries. The four teams, consisting of government and nongovernment personnel, covered four topics: library organization and administration, staffing, collections, and services and systems. While many points of excellence were found, it was concluded that the quality of federal library services is uneven, new technology in not being utilized adequately, and there is a lack of coordination and communication between these libraries. In its 157 recommendations, the survey put forward a three-level plan to upgrade the system, including recommendations for improving the operating procedures of the individual libraries and proposals for a coordinated interdepartmental network of library and information services. Data on staffing in these libraries and the survey questionnaire responses are appended. (SL)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Organization, Bilingualism, Government Libraries, Information Services, Librarians, Library Automation, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Services, Library Surveys, Library Technical Processes, National Surveys, Personnel Needs, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Information Canada, Ottawa, K1A 0S9, Canada ($7.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Information Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: National Library of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada