ERIC Number: ED156148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Information Needs of State Government in New York. A Survey and Report.
Greer, Roger C.; Paulson, Peter
This study had four major goals: the analysis of resources and services of existing libraries in state agency offices in the Albany area; identification of successful services provided by other state libraries that might be adaptable to the needs of New York State; an assessment of the range and variety of current New York State Library services to personnel employed in state government; and identification of areas for more systematic and complete assessment of information needs to assist in the planning of resources and services of the state library in its new quarters. Context for the study is provided by a literature review on recent activities of state library agencies; a description of the current organization and functions of the New York State Library; and discussion of some common characteristics of successful programs in five other state libraries. Recommendations include the formation of an interagency committee to work with the state library in planning and networking; the establishment of an office in the state library for coordination and development of special services; the experimental implementation of several levels of on-site agency services; and further in-depth research to define and classify the information needs of state agencies. Questionnaires, tabulated survey results, and a directory of state agencies in the Albany area are appended. (BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Library, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York