ERIC Number: ED245688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-9
Reference Count: N/A
Depository Librarians' Views on GPO's Administration of the Depository Library Program. Report to the Chairman, Joint Committee on Printing.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
This report summarizes the views of depository librarians on the Government Printing Office's (GPO) depository library program as obtained from a questionnaire administered by the U. S. General Accounting Office. The questionnaire was developed to obtain background information for that office's response to the request of the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Printing on February 10, 1983, for a comprehensive audit of the depository library program as administered by the Superintendent of Documents. The mail-out questionnaire was used to ask the depository libraries questions regarding (1) their library size and type; (2) the current service GPO provides for document distribution; (3) the service the libraries receive on other documents such as maps; (4) GPO's cataloging; and (5) the format of the Monthly Catalog. Of the 1,382 questionnaires mailed, 1,246 (90%) were returned. The report is divided into two sections: Appendix I discusses the librarians' responses to the individual questions, includes tables reflecting these views, and summarizes the librarians' narrative comments; Appendix II provides a copy of the questionnaire showing a tally of the librarians' responses to each question. (DMC)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Depository Libraries, Federal Programs, Government Publications, Librarians, Library Collections, Library Services, Library Surveys, Questionnaires, Tables (Data)
U.S. General Accounting Office, Document Handling and Information Services Facility, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20760 (free).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.