ERIC Number: ED112908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-27
Reference Count: N/A
Library Service to Industry at USC: The Industrial Associates of the School of Engineering.
Frohmberg, Katherine A.
Special libraries in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area who were members of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Engineering Industrial Associate program were surveyed on their use of the USC program and other similar programs. The questionnaire was designed to discover the attitudes and needs of the Industrial Associate members in California toward USC's library service. It was found that proximity to the parent university and the size of its collection were the prime determinants of special library use. A further analysis by size of special library staff showed that larger libraries tended to use USC's Industrial Associate Programs more than smaller libraries and also to be more aware of specialized information resources within their area. As a result of the survey recommendations were made concerning fee structures, financial support of the library, photoduplication, and communications among the Industrial Associates users, the Industrial Associates office, and the library. Appendices include the questionnaire, tabulation of responses, USC Library Guidelines, a 41-item bibliography, and a copy of the Industrial Association Brochure. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. School of Library Science.
Identifiers - Location: California