ERIC Number: ED169881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Uses and Users of Library Statistics of the National Center for Education Statistics.
Little, Robert D.
The study, prepared for the Learning Resources Branch (LRB) of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), includes a brief history of library statistical programs of the Office of Education and the National NCES, 1870-1978; the uses of library statistics by the Office of Libraries and Learning Resources (OLLR) of the Office of Education (OE)/HEW; the cooperation of NCES with other federal agencies and libraries, such as the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, the Federal Library Committee of the Library of Congress, the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works and the Copyright Office, the National Library of Medicine, the National Agricultural Library, the Department of Interior, and the Department of State; the cooperation with national library organizations and associations; other users and uses of NCES library data; and conclusions and recommendations, which provide support for the information collected by NCES and suggest surveys that NCES should conduct at various intervals. Appendices contain copies of correspondence from users mentioned in the report, the UNESCO recommendations regarding publishing and library statistics, and survey instruments used for college and university libraries and public libraries. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Dept. of Library Science.