ERIC Number: ED301219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Serials Control and Deselection Projects. SPEC Kit 147.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
This Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) Kit on serials control and deselection projects provides a timely review of the efforts of research libraries to control the increasing costs of serial subscriptions. This kit contains documents from 13 libraries: University of California at Los Angeles and Riverside; Universities of Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, State of New York at Buffalo, Texas, and Toronto; and the Research Libraries Group. The documents include: (1) memoranda informing and instructing faculty and librarians; (2) tables, graphs, and spreadsheets to provide a statistical and visual perspective; (3) reports to administrators explaining the situation within a local and national context; (4) internal operating policies, procedures, timetables, and forms; (5) progress reports to administrators, faculty, and librarians; and (6) newsletters and press releases. Also included in the kit are a two-page management flyer; the May 1988 SPEC call for documents; and a selected reading list of four items. (CGD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Budgets, Competition, Government Role, Higher Education, Library Acquisition, Library Collections, Library Expenditures, Library Material Selection, Management Information Systems, Research Libraries, Serials
Systems and Procedures Exchange Center, Office of Management Services, Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington DC 20036 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Media Staff
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.