ERIC Number: ED211058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-10
Computers and Media Centers: Services, Satisfaction, and Cost Effectiveness.
Givens, Patsy B.
A survey was conducted of school media centers throughout the United States to determine: (1) how computers are being utilized by these centers, (2) the levels of satisfaction with present services, and (3) whether or not the services being provided by the computer are cost effective. Responses to survey forms returned by 20 school districts and six individual schools representing 15 different states indicated that computers are being used mainly for cataloging and reference searches in school districts utilizing computerized services, with cataloging being provided through a centralized support facility. Some schools are involved in networking, and some report using computers for acquisitions, overdue notices, online reference services, and/or circulation. About 82% of the school districts and individual schools responding indicated that they are highly satisfied with present computerized services; cost effectiveness could not be determined from the information provided. A copy of the questionnaire is appended. (LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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