ERIC Number: ED161405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Library Cooperatives, Networks and Demonstration Projects. Final Report. Volume I: Findings and Recommendations.
Patrick, Ruth; And Others
This study evaluates the impact and effectiveness of the Library Research and Demonstration Program of the Higher Education Act (HEA II-B), and Title III, Interlibrary Cooperation, of the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA III), USOE administered grant programs to aid in developing and improving library and information services. It determines the extent to which each program accomplished its objectives; identifies factors contributing to the success and/or failure of each; and recommends possible postures in Federal policy affecting each. Methodological approaches for each program included a review of the related legislation and literature, and interviews with key policymakers. For HEA II-B, a telephone survey of project directors that received funding in 1971-76, and of 41 research and demonstration peers were conducted, as well as case studies of 12 HEA II-B demonstration projects. For LSCA III Programs, a mail survey was conducted of all State Library Agencies and all library cooperative and networking projects, in addition to case studies in 10 states. This report provides a description of the methodology utilized; a model describing the transforming of library related innovations into basic library information services, and the relationship among the Federal Programs in that process; study findings; and recommendations to focus and strengthen these programs. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1965; Library Services and Construction Act