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ERIC Number: ED157561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Pages: 22
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Faculty Use of a University Library Circulating Book Collection.
MacVean, Donald S.
This study analyzes statistics showing university faculty circulation of books for one fiscal year, and makes comparisons by department, academic rank, degree, sex, and students' rank--graduate or undergraduate. Findings indicate that 57.8% of the faculty had checked out one or more books. The departments with the highest use were Foreign Language, Political Science, English, and Philosophy and Religion. Overall, the Humanities and Social Sciences Departments surpassed the Sciences and Applied fields. Assistant Professors led the other ranks, men exceeded women, doctorates surpassed non-doctorates, and graduate faculty were ahead of non-graduate faculty. An analysis for the same period of faculty use of the interlibrary loan service exhibits essentially the same differences. Distance of the faculty members' offices from the library had no apparent relationship to use of the circulating book collection. Examination of findings provided no explanation for these differences. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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