ERIC Number: ED112931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Document Availability and Use Patterns at the University of California, Berkeley Library: A Comparison with California State University, Sacramento.
A study was conducted of three key availability characteristics of material at the University of California (UC), Berkeley library system: (1) status of materials, (2) time required to obtain them, and (3) their location. These characteristics were examined in light of interlibrary loan criteria set forth in a major report on library cooperation by the Audits Division of the California Department of Finance. Circulation data gathered from the libraries of UC, Berkeley and California State University, Sacramento formed the basis for the examination. Using a classification algorithm developed by the Audits Division, it was ascertained that 82 percent of the books in the sample were high-use, while only 13 percent of the sampled books would have been available or eligible for interlibrary loan. It was determined that the highly dedicated delivery system recommended in the auditor's report could not be justified without a substantial revision of the resource sharing criteria. Statistical tables include status and location of materials, and use patterns. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Library Research.
Identifiers - Location: California