ERIC Number: ED115310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Bibliographic Access to the University of California Library Resources at Berkeley and Los Angeles.
Bourne, Charles P.; And Others
A study measured the extent of bibliographic access available to off-campus users for the resources of the libraries of the University of California campuses at Berkeley (UC) and at Los Angeles (UCLA). Random samples of bibliographic items were drawn from card catalogs on both campuses, with each sample representative of the resources of both the general library systems and most of the unaffiliated campus libraries. Major printed catalogs which contained a significant number of records for materials on these campuses were checked to see if each sample item was identified with the campus from which it was drawn. A maximum of 67.2 percent of the UC sample and 69.5 percent of the UCLA sample were found to be bibliographically accessible through available printed catalogs. The maximum possible net off-campus bibliographical and physical access to the total library resources, based on the compound factors of bibliographical access, interlibrary loan policy, and physical availability in inventory, appears to be about 54.2 percent for the UC campus and, based on the factors of bibliographic access and interlibrary loan policy, about 59.6 percent for the UCLA campus. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Library Research.