ERIC Number: ED309767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Core Library Collection for Library Automation.
Dawson, Alma; And Others
This project was undertaken to develop a methodology for identifying a core literature collection to support a comprehensive, multi-faceted program for the education of library computer systems specialists. The objectives of the study were to create a set of ranked lists of relevant monographs and serials, and to develop a reliable strategy for continually updating the lists. Data were gathered from two principal sources: (1) numeric data from searches of online databases for use as objective and bibliometric indicators of the relative contribution and value of individual serials and monographs; and (2) a questionnaire distributed to 120 library and information science librarians and faculty as a means of gathering expert opinion. The questionnaire included requests for required textbooks, lists of recommended readings, and library reserve lists. Databases which were searched included ERIC, Library Literature, Library and Information Science Abstracts, INSPEC, and Information Science Abstracts. Serials identified by computer searching were ranked by their frequencies in a decreasing order of contribution. Monographs were identified by searching Book Review Index, the OCLC online union catalog, and the databases listed above. The resulting lists were then compared with the lists of the 10 most important journals and monographs in library automation education submitted by the 42 respondents to the questionnaire. This report includes the final report of the project together with the extensive bibliographies of journal articles and monographs that were generated by the project. It is noted that the bibliographies, which list items in alphabetical order by the author's name, have received minimal editing and verification, and that no indexing is provided. (BBM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Library School.