ERIC Number: ED116628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Library Planning Institute; Proceedings, June 23-27, 1975.
Clark, Collin, Ed.
In June 1975, 100 participants spent a week considering the future of California's libraries. Library trustees, Friends, concerned citizens, and librarians from all types of libraries heard talks by state and local government officials, social planners, and eminent librarians. Topics discussed included library planning, librarianship in general, new technology, libraries and local government, library program funding, interlibrary loans and cooperative programs, urban and rural libraries, library systems, library legislation, and the California Library Authority for Systems and Services (CLASS). Several presentations were also made concerning the Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company (PMM) report "California Public Library Systems: a Comprehensive Review with Guidelines for the Next Decade." A midweek opinion poll showed support for the PMM report in the areas of transaction-based interlibrary loan funding formulas, funding the program, and equal access to libraries, but the participants preferred resource sharing based on existing library structures and a statewide on-line union catalog rather than the structure suggested by PMM. Small study groups considered the report and other aspects of California's library future and produced programs for structuring and funding interlibrary activities. Recommendations were then developed for a new legislative program. (LS)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Cooperative Planning, Evaluation, Financial Support, Information Services, Interlibrary Loans, Libraries, Library Automation, Library Cooperation, Library Education, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Science, Library Services, State Legislation, State Libraries, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Union Catalogs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Library, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California