ERIC Number: ED265868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Catalog Maintenance Online in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 119.
McCombs, Gillian M.
To gather information on current catalog maintenance practices, researchers selected institutions from respondents to the September 1984 version of the OMS (Office of Management Studies) Automation Inventory of Research Libraries. A telephone survey of technical services and systems staff at 23 libraries investigated a wide range of issues related to both the database itself and organization-staffing. A concise summary addresses: planning and system issues; staffing and organization issues; and trends and implications. The kit contains SPEC survey information (questions asked, libraries contacted, documents received); manuals for catalog maintenance procedures from 10 institutions (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pennsylvania State University, Syracuse University, University of Virginia, Duke University, University of California at Los Angeles, Northwestern University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the New York State Library, and University of New Mexico); job descriptions and/or organization charts from five institutions (Pennsylvania State University, Northwestern University, University of Maryland, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and University of New Mexico); and a selective bibliography. (THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Administrative Organization, Databases, Higher Education, Library Administration, Library Automation, Library Catalogs, Library Planning, Library Surveys, Library Technical Processes, Occupational Information, Online Systems, Research Libraries, State Libraries
Systems and Procedures Exchange Center, Office of Management Studies, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.