ERIC Number: ED245681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputers in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 104.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
This document, the 10th in a series distributed annualy to provide a central source of timely information and materials on the management and operations of large academic and research libraries, presents the results of a 1984 Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) survey of microcomputer use in the Association of Research Libraries (ARI) member libraries and related unedited primary source documents. Whereas a 1982 survey found that less than half the respondents were using micros, in the current survey, 69 of the 85 respondents (81%) report microcomputer applications. The survey indicates that while interest in technical aspects of microcomputers has not abated, some management issues have surfaced, e.g., training staff to use micros; developing policies and practices for their use; and overseeing their selection, deployment, and maintenance. In addition to the results of the SPEC survey, this kit contains six planning and specifications documents, four examples of policies and procedures, and five samples of training and personnel materials. Eight of these documents emphasize the use of microcomputers for word processing applications. (DMC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Equipment Utilization, Higher Education, Library Administration, Library Automation, Library Equipment, Library Surveys, Methods, Microcomputers, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Research Libraries, Use Studies, Word Processing
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Studies, SPEC Center, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($15.00 per copy prepaid).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.