ERIC Number: ED208835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
University Libraries and Instructional Media Facilities: Present and Future Relationships. Summary and Comparison of Responses from 1971 and 1980 Questionnaires.
Nelson, Donald E.
Copies of the same questionnaire were sent to university library director(s) in each state, the territories of Guam, and the Virgin Islands in 1971 and 1980 to determine changes in administrative and physical relationships between the libraries and audiovisual instructional technology centers. The selected sample of universities with varying enrollments included some with known relationships between libraries and instructional media facilities and others about which little was known. Fifty-eight (64%) and 34 (37%) of the questionnaires sent out were completed and returned in 1971 and 1980, respectively. Comparison of the results of the two studies indicated that (1) fewer libraries and media centers had separate directors in 1980 and the effectiveness of these relationships had increased; (2) the number of respondents favoring the combining of print and non-print materials in the teaching-learning process and increased by 14 percent; (3) the number of non-print instructional materials budgets administered by the campus media center with an increase of library and departmental funds for this purpose had decreased slightly; and (4) the number of media directors reporting to the library directors had increased. Both quantitative data and respondents' comments are provided. (RBF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Philadelphia, PA, April 6-10, 1981).