ERIC Number: ED317206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Issues in Research Librarianship. Proceedings of a Forum Series (Bloomington, Indiana, January-April 1987).
Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Library and Information Science.
In "The Research University of the Future," the first of five papers compiled here, Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis chronicles the history of research universities with emphasis on the past two decades and discusses issues and concerns related to the future of the university as well as the research library. In the second paper, "The Future of Technology in Libraries," Richard W. Boss discusses functionally integrated library systems, i.e., systems in which all automated functions share a central database, the same command structure, and the ability to access all functions from one another. In the third paper, "Educating Research Librarians for the Future," Evelyn H. Daniel recommends a doctorate as the appropriate credential for academic and research librarians in the future, and discusses bringing together the academic library and the campus computer center. In the fourth paper, "Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back: The Problem of Performance Standards for Academic and Research Libraries," Paul B. Kantor discusses the creation of standards that involve qualities which are meaningful to those who manage, use, and pay for the library. In the concluding paper, "Long-Range Strategic Planning for Information Resources in the Research University," Robert M. Hayes considers the issues and problems involved as well as needs for research in the context of planning the future of research universities, giving as an example a plan instituted at the University of California at Los Angeles. (SD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Library and Information Science.