ERIC Number: ED330354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Audiovisual Policies in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 162.
The Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) surveyed 108 Association of Research (ARL) member libraries in the spring of 1990 to obtain information on their collections of audiovisual materials and related support services. This SPEC kit provides the survey results and identifies factors related to the development of audiovisual (AV) collections and services. In addition, the kit contains examples of brochures and fact sheets, circulation and fine policies, collection development and selection policies, and reserve policies and procedures from the following universities: Arizona, California (Berkeley), Duke (North Carolina), Hawaii (Manoa), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, New York, Northwestern (Illinois), Princeton (New Jersey), Purdue (Indiana), Rutgers (New Jersey), Stanford (California), Texas (Austin), Texas A&M, Utah, Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic, Washington, Wayne State (Michigan), and York. The results of the survey indicate whether the libraries (n=72) collect the audiovisual materials, the types of AV materials collected, the purposes of the AV collections, examples of staff allocation, budgets and expenditures, alternative means of AV materials acquisition, and AV policies and collection services. It is noted that two factors relate significantly to the development of audiovisual collections and services: libraries with a separate audiovisual staff tend to have more policies and engage more frequently in potentially money saving means of acquiring audiovisual material; and libraries with a separate audiovisual budget spent statistically higher amounts on audiovisual materials in 1988/89 than libraries without a separate budget, regardless of the size of the university or library. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Audiovisual Aids, Higher Education, Library Collection Development, Library Materials, Library Services, Library Surveys, Nonprint Media
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.