ERIC Number: ED249991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Public Services in Research Libraries. Preliminary Reports from the Public Services Research Projects: University of Arizona, Cornell University, University of Illinois, Michigan State University, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, and Texas A & M University.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
Preliminary reports from seven Association of Research Library (ARL) members conducting research on current public services concerns describe progress to date and initial findings. Research grants of up to $4,000 were provided for the projects, which were selected in part because of their potential usefulness to academic and research libraries. The projects include the integration of online catalogs into public services, identification of the unique instructional and research needs of students and faculty in particular disciplines, and the impact of technology on both library users and staff members. Surveys were used for six of the projects. The seventh is a comparison of two end-user operated search systems (BRS and Dialog). Final reports containing complete results will be published after the projects conclude in late 1984. (THC)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Libraries, College Students, Higher Education, Information Needs, Information Retrieval, Library Automation, Library Catalogs, Library Personnel, Library Research, Library Services, Library Surveys, Online Systems, Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Studies, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($15.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: General Electric Foundation, Ossining, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.