ERIC Number: ED247943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Electronic Mail in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 106.
Hoyt, David R.; Aragon, Ruben
The kit on electronic mail (EM) contains results of a January 1984 Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) survey on current and planned uses of EM within the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Questionnaires were distributed to all 117 member institutions. Of the 69% who responded (81), 43% (35) indicated that they now use EM in their libraries. Of the 46 libraries that indicated they do not use EM, 12 noted they are planning to adopt it. In addition to the survey results and background information on EM, the kit contains: (1) a list of more than 20 EM services being used by ARL libraries (ranging from nationwide, well-known services to smaller, more informal services); (2) 11 documents illustrating specific library uses of EM; (3) descriptions of 5 EM services (including CLASS, Envoy 100, ALANET, EDUNET/MAILNET, and BRS); and (4) a short list of selected references. Reprints of two articles, "Electronic Mail in Libraries through Bibliographic Online Vendors" and "Electronic Mail Systems Update," are included. (THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Directories, Higher Education, Input Output Devices, Interlibrary Loans, Library Networks, Library Surveys, Online Systems, Questionnaires, Research Libraries, Use Studies
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Studies, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($15.00 each issue for nonmembers, $7.50 per kit for members).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.