ERIC Number: ED163893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Temple University Libraries in the Mid-Seventies: A Status Report.
Nitecki, Joseph Z.
Present central library operations are discussed in terms of emerging needs and possible direction for future development. Library objectives include acquiring and organizing relevant records of knowledge, and providing satisfactory information service standards. Issues relating to objectives include the library's involvement in planning and developing educational programs, support of programs offered, and a well selected professional staff, strong in subjects relevant to library coverage and involved in continuing education. Library organization and structure are concerned with the centralization of library services within the university, and the functional arrangement of activities within the library. At present, Temple's library structure is a combination of centralized and decentralized services. Issues involving personnel are consultative management, professional self-governance, unionization, and affirmative action policies. The library's budget recommendations are based on a balanced budget principle, and library department heads' participation. Collection development is based on stimulus response buying and a system approach. Gradual computerization is taking place with a fully automated circulation system, OCLC, microforms, and semi-automated interlibrary loan. Future issues include cooperation and networking within the profession; cooperation and coordination within the University; and structural reorganization, development of long-range personnel programs, continuing automation, and additional library space. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Univ. Libraries.