ERIC Number: ED112924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Components, Constitution, and Potential Effects of the Collection and Staff Formulas of the 1975 ACRL Standards for College Libraries.
This study forecasts the probable percentage scores and letter grades that will be received by various types of academic libraries if the collection and staff formulas of the 1975 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Standards for College Libraries are used. The projected scores and grades are established through the use of information received from a nationwide random sample of libraries that come within the scope of the new standards. These collection and staff figures are accompanied by specific confidence and tolerance levels. An evaluation of the products of these formulas tends to substantiate the study hypotheses which states that the new standards are apt to move libraries toward a common level of mediocrity. Modifications needed to make the current formulas effective and suggestions for further standards' research are presented in the form of conclusions and recommendations. The study is based on survey data, as well as primary and secondary sources. Sixteen tables, a bibliography, and appendixes on the ACRL standards and the survey forms and techniques are included. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Simmons Coll., Boston, MA. School of Library Science.