ERIC Number: ED121345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-20
Reference Count: 0
Toward a 1975 Revision of the College Library Standards. Final Working Paper Prepared by Ad Hoc Committee to Revise the 1959 "Standards for College Libraries."
Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.
A working plan for devising standards for college libraries begins with the stated purpose of providing a means for assessing the adequacy of libraries serving liberal arts programs at the bachelors and masters degree level. Major assumptions from which standards may be developed include: standards are needed; minimum materials, staff, and facilities are needed for a quality program; no single set of standards can be applied to all colleges; quantitative variation is mandated by institutional uniqueness; standards should serve for at least 15 years; standards should accommodate future political, economic, technical, social, and pedagogical change. A general statement of content and a commentary are provided for each of eight major standards: 1) objectives, 2) collections, 3) organization of materials, 4) staff, 5) delivery of service, 6) facilities, 7) administration, and 8) budget. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.
Note: For related documents, see ED 118 080 and IR 003 352-358