ERIC Number: ED176779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Responsive Library Acquisitions Formula. Final Report.
Evans, Glyn T.; And Others
The major accomplishments in the development of a management system for academic library collection development were (1) the development of translation tables which express HEGIS (Higher Education General Information Survey) taxonomy terms as sets of LC (Library of Congress) class numbers; (2) the use of these tables to compare library acquisition, institutional administrative data, and book publishing data, and to treat them as components of a library management system; (3) the development of computer programs to build and maintain the tables, isolate and analyze the data, and prepare a series of reports which together comprise the library management information system; and (4) the establishment of a process by which libraries and institutions can analyze their data. The attempt to develop quantitative components which would be included in a proposed acquisition formula failed, although the structure of the formula appears to be validated. Appendices present the modified HEGIS taxonomy, a list of subject specialists who compiled tables, instructions for the assignment of LC classification numbers, instructions for proofreading LC/HEGIS tables, an example of an LC/HEGIS conversion table, and the proposed SUNY (State of New York) formula for current acquisitions. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Central Administration.