ERIC Number: ED255220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Cornell University Libraries. A Final Report from the Public Services Research Projects. Appropriate Public Services for Agricultural Research Faculty. One of a Series of Self-Studies and Research Projects.
Olsen, Jan Kennedy; And Others
This paper reports a self-study undertaken at Cornell University's Albert R. Mann Library to explore appropriate public services for an agricultural research faculty. The study took place over a 22-month period and involved a literature review, development of a questionnaire, administration of the questionnaire, an experimental period of additional and free services, a second administration of the questionnaire, analysis of the survey results, and a final report. Using a panel study technique, pre- and post-questionnaires were sent to a random sample of 50% of the 470-member College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) staff to measure faculty attitudes toward current and proposed library services. In the intervening period, expanded and free services were offered. In this report, the role of the library in the scientific research process is examined, a ranking of important library services is presented, and a model of appropriate public services for agricultural research faculty is proposed. The pre- and post-questionnaires with tabulated results, publicity and advertising materials, and record keeping forms are appended. (Author/THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Agriculture, Higher Education, Library Administration, Library Collection Development, Library Planning, Library Research, Library Role, Library Services, Position Papers, Research Libraries, Research Tools, Scientific and Technical Information, Self Evaluation (Groups), User Satisfaction (Information)
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Studies, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($15.00 per copy, prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: General Electric Foundation, Ossining, NY.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Univ. Libraries; Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.