ERIC Number: ED174264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar-23
Study of Current and Potential Uses of International Standard Book Number in United States Libraries. Final Report.
Schmierer, Helen F.; Pasternack, Howard
Summarizing a literature review and three questionnaire surveys, this study reports on the amount and types of both current and potential use of the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) by United States Libraries. It is divided into five parts: (1) literature survey and analysis, including the library use of ISBN in cataloging, circulation, interlibrary loan, and acquisitions; (2) questionnaire survey of libraries; (3) questionnaire survey of library supervisors of large urban school systems; (4) questionnaire survey of vendors of technical processing services to libraries; and (5) conclusions and recommendations. Each of the survey sections discusses the sample population and questionnaire design and provides an analysis of the questionnaire responses. Data are displayed in 44 tables. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.; Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Committee for the Coordination of National Bibliographic Control, Washington, DC.