ERIC Number: ED273291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Technical Services Cost Studies in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 125.
Hoerman, Heidi Lee
Based on a survey of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries in February 1986, this kit is designed to illustrate a wide range of alternative approaches to analyzing the costs of technical services. The kit consists of the following unedited primary-source documents: (1) SPEC Technical Services Costs Survey (Three-Year Update) February 3, 1986, form and results of survey; (2) SPEC Flyer Number 89, "Technical Services Cost Studies in ARL Libraries"; (3) Statistical Questionnaire on Cataloging Activities in Quebec University Libraries and the Bibliotheque Nationale du Quebec (Laval University); (4) Management Information System/MIS reports (University of Waterloo); (5) Plan and Task List for a Technical Services Review (Rutgers University); (6) Law Library Review 1982, Technical Services Study (University of Saskatchewan); (7) General Technical Services Processing Costs (Vanderbilt University); (8) Time per Item Statistics Comparing a Current Operation with an Integrated Library System (National Agriculture Library); (9) Costs Associated with the Card Catalog (University of Oregon); and (10) Retrospective Conversion (Iowa State University). A brief overview of survey findings and a bibliography are also included. (KM)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Costs, Higher Education, Library Administration, Library Automation, Library Expenditures, Library Surveys, Library Technical Processes, Operating Expenses, Operations Research, Questionnaires, Research Methodology
Systems and Procedures Exchange Center, Office of Management Studies, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($20.00 per issue; subscriptions available).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.