ERIC Number: ED248897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
The Division of Technical Services. A Study of Its Present Organization and a Proposal for Change [and] Appendices.
Dorr, Ralze W.
This study was initiated by the Acting Director of the Division of Technical Services at University of Louisville to examine and analyze the structure of the division and its workflow, use of personnel, and level of productivity. Information on the workflow and structure was obtained from department head workflow charts, statistics indicating the level of departmental productivity, discussions with department heads, and site visits. This information was analyzed to determine the suitability of the levels of staff performing the various processes. Because of the extent and nature of the weaknesses found in existing operations, it was concluded that changes would be required immediately to achieve the level of operations that would adequately meet the needs of the system. This report provides an overview of the study, including its purpose, the methodology used, and the preparation of a new plan of organization; a brief account of the development of the Technical Services Organization from 1947 to 1983; a report on the current organization of the division; and a proposal for its reorganization. The appendices include the memo that initiated the investigation; a statistical report on workflow in the cataloging department together with a memo from the chairman of the workflow committee; annual reports of the cataloging department for 1979-1980, 1980-1981, and 1981-1982; and a chart showing projections of new monies to be allocated to the university libraries from 1983-1984 through 1992-1993. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY. Univ. Libraries.