ERIC Number: ED260719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Photocopy Services in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 115.
McCool, Donna L.
To gather information about the nature of photocopy services in academic libraries and issues relating to their management, a survey was mailed to each of the 117 members of the Association for Research Libraries (ARL). The survey focused on two components of photocopy services: the self-service copiers placed at strategic locations within the library and the staffed copy centers. A brief summary of the nature, organization, budget, and marketing of copy services, and related issues and trends, is based on responses from 79 ARL libraries. In addition to the summary, the Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) kit contains a summary of survey responses; two policy statements (North Carolina State University and Smithsonian Institution); an outline of cost factors (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); nine descriptions of services and price lists (Colorado State University, Emory University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at San Diego, University of Colorado, University of Rochester, and Washington State University); 17 position descriptions (Brown University, Emory University, Rutgers University, University of Kentucky, University of Manitoba, University of Notre Dame, University of Waterloo, and Washington State University); advertising copy from three libraries (Ohio State University, University of California at Berkeley, and Washington State University); three user surveys (Brown University, Ohio State University, and University of Colorado); and five vendor contracts. (THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Library Administration, Library Expenditures, Library Research, Library Services, Library Surveys, Occupational Information, Policy, Program Descriptions, Reprography, Research Libraries, Use Studies
Systems and Procedures Exchange Center, Office of Management Studies, Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00 for ARL library members, $20.00 for all others).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.