ERIC Number: ED167136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct-28
Reference Count: 0
Community Information Services. A Case Study Based on the Dandenong Valley Regional Library Service.
This preliminary study of the region and its population, which was conducted in order to determine the best methods for the distribution of information, is based largely on 1971 census data and will require review and further analysis when the 1976 census data are available. A brief description of the region and the characteristics of the local government areas--three cities and two shires--is followed by discussions of the demographic factors surveyed: population growth, age--structure and distribution, marital status, religion, workforce participation, birthplace of population, major occupational categories, education, housing, and household formation. The discussion of each factor is keyed to a table displaying statistical data. Trends in information needs are discussed, and brief descriptions are provided of information agencies operating in the area as well as developments in cooperation and coordination among various community groups. Attached to the report are three papers on related topics: community information data collection, organization and retrieval of this data, and the delivery of information to the community. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia).
Note: A workshop for public librarians; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility