ERIC Number: ED184571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Assimilation of Government Publications in Study and Research. Final Report, July 1, 1978 through June 30, 1979.
Lynch, Beverly P.
This report describes a four-day institute funded by the U.S. Office of Education to increase the utilization of government publications by extending the knowledge of academic reference librarians about them. Librarians from 25 universities attended the institute. Discussion of the use of government publications was divided into three broad subject disciplines: humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Available publications and materials were enumerated, and speakers provided examples of the use of government information sources in their research. An evaluation of the institute follows, with a discussion of the responses to the questionnaire given to the participants. The majority of responses were positive, and it is recommended that additional regional institutes be held to inform reference librarians of available publications, as well as a national institute. Appended to the report are the agenda for the institute, a list of the 27 reference librarians who participated, and the questionnaire that was distributed. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Circle Campus.