ERIC Number: ED256352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
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Survey of Non-Depository Libraries concerning Federal Depository Library Service in Western New York.
Smith, Karen F., Comp.
In May 1982 a questionnaire eliciting information about federal document needs and the experiences of librarians in libraries that are not depositories was mailed to more than 150 libraries in the Western New York region. Replies were received from 57 libraries: approximately 20% from college libraries; 50% from public libraries; and 30% from special libraries, including medical, law, business and industry, and museum libraries. Responses to the questions tended to vary by type of library, thus the tabulations are broken down by college, public, and special libraries. This document provides brief discussions of the findings on: collections; sources of information; type of information sought; problems with interlibrary loan; bibliographic access to documents; document data bases; workshops and training programs; and a union list of federal documents. Comments and suggestions made by the respondents are grouped by type of library and reproduced in the final section. A copy of the questionnaire and a tally of the responses from each type of nondepository library are included. The survey was undertaken as part of a project of the Task Force on Federal Depository Library Service in New York State. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: New York