ERIC Number: ED118116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Audiovisual Materials and Services for Large Public Libraries.
Public Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Revised guidelines are provided for audiovisual materials and services in public libraries serving a population of 150,000 or more. A glossary of terms is followed by definitions of responsibility at the federal, state, regional, and local levels. Allocation of 10 to 15 percent of the materials budget for audiovisual resources is recommended. Other recommendations cover circulation policies, public access, materials selection and handling, and copying. Minimum standards are stated for purchasing specific kinds of materials and staffing the collections. Personnel needs are outlined for state and regional audiovisual collections. Twelve recommendations are made concerning minimum space and equipment, with specific equipment itemized. Finally, standards for maintaining statistical data are given. A form for listing holdings data is appended. (LS)
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Centers, Budgets, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Library Circulation, Library Equipment, Library Facilities, Library Services, Library Standards, Media Selection, Personnel, Projection Equipment, Public Libraries, Regional Programs, State Aid, State Programs, Statistical Data
American Library Association, Publications Department, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 ($2.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Note: Prepared by the Audiovisual Committee