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ERIC Number: ED139381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
National Inventory of Library Needs, 1975. Resources Needed for Public and Academic Libraries and Public School Library/Media Centers.
This report presents a broad assessment of the status and performance of United States libraries to guide library planning, technical development, and program formulation. Nationally representative data from the National Center for Education Statistics' Libraries General Information Surveys (LIBGIS) program is given in tables for library resources: included are staff, collections, space, operating expenditures, acquisitions, and service hours available to academic, school, and public libraries in comparison with indicators of need developed by professionals. Interpretive analysis is limited to enable institutions to compare their resources with other libraries and with the indicators of need. Public libraries are listed by population, region and urbanization. Class size, needed staff, region, and needed print and nonprint materials are considered for school libraries. Academic libraries are listed by: (1) type of institution; (2) class size; (3) professional and supportive staff adequacy; (4) indicated versus actual needs; (5) collections, space and acquisitions adequacy; (6) shortages and impacts; and (7) staff expenditures. Inventory method, needs standards and indicators, public and state standards, and bibliography are appended. (KP)
Descriptors: Librarians, Libraries, Library Acquisition, Library Collections, Library Expenditures, Library Planning, Library Standards, National Surveys, Needs, Resources, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
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