ERIC Number: ED225568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
New York State Library Conference on Planning for Collection Development, May 12-13, 1982. Summary of Papers and Discussions.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
This report summarizes a 1982 conference held in Albany, New York, to begin planning for a state-funded program which will provide $1.3 million annually for regionally coordinated collection development among libraries in New York public and non-profit independent colleges and universities. A preface detailing the context in which the conference was held and an introduction precede summaries of discussions at four small group workshop sections, which were oriented toward exploring the major considerations in developing regional plans. Lists of advantages and disadvantages of coordinated collection development and regional planning tasks, and discussion of strategies for overcoming obstacles and establishing overall planning appproaches to coordinated collection development are provided. The largest section of the report comprises summaries of five conference presentations on changes in higher education and their impact on coordinated collection development; planning techniques for establishing coordinated collection development; procedures for describing, assessing, and comparing library collections; examples of using OCLC tapes to describe collection strengths and overlap; and processes for assessing the impact of coordinated collection development programs. Seven charts are included in the OCLC presentation. (ESR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Library, Albany.
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
Identifiers - Location: New York