ERIC Number: ED225552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-1
The Use of Technology in the Administration Function of School Library Media Programs.
Woolls, Blanche; And Others
The state-of-the-art review on the use of technology in the administration of school library media programs and in school library/public library cooperation which is presented is based on a literature review and interviews with media specialists from nine states. Additional information is incorporated from a survey of the status of technology in the Albuquerque Processing Center (New Mexico), The Shawnee Mission, Kansas Schools, and Leavenworth High School (Kansas), and from commercial vendors queried to determine use of their online systems by school districts. The introduction describes the study methodology, and provides a historical perspective through an analysis of pre-1973 literature. A 17-page annotated bibliography of more recent materials is divided into the major categories of basic information or descriptive information and applications of technology. Using administrative functions outlined for the study, general and specific trends in technology utilization are analyzed in the areas of technical services, circulation, security systems, information retrieval, budgeting and staffing, and other functions. A listing of 23 recommendations for future planning concludes the report. Appendices contain the case studies from Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, and Wisconsin; a list of study participants; and an interlibrary information retrieval chart. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Libraries and Learning Technologies (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Note: For related document, see IR 010 560.