ERIC Number: ED263924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Gifts and Exchange Function in ARL Libraries. Spec Kit 117.
Nilson, Julieanne V.
A March 1985 survey of members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) netted 63 responses on 4 topics related to gifts and exchange programs: organizational change, the use of automation, changes in priorities, and the impact of the Tax Reform Act of 1984. Comments throughout the responses reflect that materials collected through gifts and exchange are still considered important, although libraries are attempting to identify ways to obtain the most value from these programs for a reasonable commitment of resources. This Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) kit contains 11 examples of policies and procedures, including recent documents on the Tax Reform Act; 2 documents on use of automation; 8 responses regarding reorganizations; 4 sets of position descriptions; 5 illustrations of donor materials; results of an unpublished American Library Association (ALA) Resources and Technical Services Divison (RTSD) survey; and a brief bibliography. Institutions represented in the kit include: University of Kentucky, University of California at San Diego, Cornell University, University of California at Berkeley, Colorado State University, Purdue University, University of Texas at Austin, State University of New York at Albany, Texas A&M University, New York University, Columbia University, University of California at Irvine, Linda Hall Library, University of North Carolina, National Agricultural Library, Queens University, Indiana University, University of Georgia, and University of Southern California. A brief summary of survey responses and a copy of the"Quick-SPEC" questionnaire on gifts and exchange functions are included. (THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Exchange Programs, Higher Education, Library Acquisition, Library Administration, Library Automation, Library Collections, Library Materials, Methods, Occupational Information, Position Papers, Research Libraries
Systems and Procedures Exchange Center, Office of Management Studies, Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($20.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.