ERIC Number: ED163898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Getting It All, Saving It All: Some Notes By an Extremist. Position Paper on Functions and Services.
Library users want access to it all--whatever they need, whenever they need it, without restrictions because of content. This library user suggests that libraries should preserve and provide the novel, old newspapers, pop culture, and films. Financing preservation programs for old newspapers is needed for tabloids as well as the Times. These are also aspects of our culture, they should be preserved and provided. The State Library should provide films for enjoyment as well as for research. There should also be a redesign of microfilm machines, an increase in filmscript holdings, and spoken language records, and a rescheduling of library hours to better conform to user needs. A response to this opinion paper indicates that libraries must understand user needs in terms of individuals. Differences in the perception of the printed word, the live event, the televised program, and the audio tape record suggest that all forms of media are essential in libraries. The library's future role will depend upon its ability to fuse new services and new clientele, via a variety of means. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Governor's Commission on Libraries, Albany, NY.
Note: Position paper prepared for the New York State Governor's Conference on Libraries; Response prepared by Mary Cassata