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ERIC Number: ED309785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov-18
Pages: 304
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Report of the Management and Planning Committee to the Librarian of Congress.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
This report contains the major recommendations of the Library of Congress (LC) Management and Planning (MAP) committee. The mission and values statement developed by the MAP Committee for LC precedes the main body of the report. The first of two major sections of the report includes recommendations organized into chapters according to the five elements of the Librarian of Congress's charge to the committee to find ways to: (1) increase LC's administrative efficiency and economy, including providing for greater job satisfaction for the library's staff; (2) improve methods for selecting, cataloging, preserving, and maintaining LC's collections; (3) increase and deepen the direct scholarly use of LC; (4) improve LC's service to the Congress and other government agencies, including the judicial and legal communities; and (5) broaden and rationalize LC's national library service to its external constituencies. Each chapter includes a statement of the scope of the recommendations, a summary of the key issues addressed, and a summary list of the recommendations. The second section contains 88 issue statements prepared by the MAP committee which offer more detailed analysis and background, including other options considered. (MES)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.