ERIC Number: ED331522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Remote Storage: Facilities, Materials Selection and User Services. SPEC Kit #164.
This Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) kit presents the results of a survey which focused on the use of remote storage by research libraries as a solution to the shortage of library storage space. The kit includes documents from several libraries describing how they have developed policy questions and procedures to handle the arrangements for material selection and user access. Lists and charts profile Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries not using remote storage; ARL libraries currently using remote storage; and services provided for materials in remote storage. Documents from the University of California (Berkeley) and the University of Michigan provide facility descriptions and policies. Budget and planning summaries are presented by the University of California (Riverside); Harvard University; Vanderbilt University; and Virginia Tech. Materials selection policies were contributed by Georgia Technological University, University of Michigan, Smithsonian Institute, and the University of Washington. Copies of user guides are provided by The University of California (Berkeley) and Case Western Reserve University. The survey instrument is included. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Guides, Higher Education, Information Storage, Library Administration, Library Expenditures, Library Facilities, Library Material Selection, Library Surveys, Policy Formation, Preservation, Questionnaires, Records Management, Research Libraries, Universities
Systems and Procedures Exchange Center, Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Services, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($20.00 for ARL members, $30.00 for nonmembers, plus $5.00 for postage and handling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Services.