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ERIC Number: ED262789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Status of Maine State Documents Depository Libraries--1985.
Smith, Barbara
This paper reports the results of a June and July 1985 study in which all 12 libraries where Maine state documents are deposited and the two libraries which receive weekly shipping lists and any extra copies of documents were visited. Observations from these visits are reported in general sections of this report: Examples of Attempts to Increase Accessibility; Examples of Current Innovative Projects; Document Users; Common Problems; Most Popular Subjects Searched in Documents; and Least Popular Documents. Suggestions received for improvement of the Maine State Library are also reported. Recommendations to be made to State Library administration as a result of the visits include: (1) institution of a formal, written agreement to be entered into between the State Library and each depository which requires certain minimum standards to be applied to state document collections; (2) re-examination of the concentration of depositories in the central region with the purpose of reassigning depository status from one of these to a library in York County; and (3) reduction of the number of state depositories with those eliminated becoming partial depositories. A copy of the questionnaire, results of the survey, and a directory of Maine State Documents Depository Libraries are included. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine