ERIC Number: ED311917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-9
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Special Collections/Archives in SUNY Libraries. A Survey.
Osborne, Nancy Seale
In August 1988, a survey of State University of New York (SUNY) archives and special collections was sent to all SUNY library directors, who were asked to distribute the questionnaire to individuals responsible for the archives and/or special collections in each library. This report presents the responses from 41 libraries (65% rate of return). The entries are listed alphabetically by the name of the institution under the following headings: (1) SUNY university centers; (2) colleges of arts and sciences; (3) health science centers; (4) specialized colleges; (5) colleges of agriculture and technology; (6) community colleges; and (7) statutory colleges. Each entry includes the name, address, and telephone number of the library as well as information about its collections, users, hours, personnel concerned with archives and special collections, whether there is a separate budget for special collections, and specific aspects, issues, or problems mentioned by the respondent. Conclusions based on the findings of the survey are also presented, and it is recommended that resource sharing among these types of SUNY libraries be implemented, and that those with specific expertise in this area create a special collections/archives caucus, workgroup, roundtable, or other appropriate organization. Appendixes include a list of the institutions whose libraries responded to the survey and copies of both the survey questionnaire and a checklist in the form of questions about special collections and archives. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the State University of New York Librarians' Association (Potsdam, NY, June 9, 1989).