ERIC Number: ED342414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Libraries: Louisiana's Information Infrastructure.
Van Fleet, Connie; And Others
This report begins with a brief overview of the types of libraries included in Louisiana's library infrastructure and a summary of the problems faced by these libraries. The major part of the report is made up of two-page profiles of each of the state's 64 parishes. Each profile contains a locational map; an economic summary; data on academic libraries; community college and vocational-technological school libraries; public libraries; schools and their library resources; special libraries; and parish totals for libraries other than school libraries. Additional notes are also included. Summaries of the Louisiana library profile and economic demographic profile are then presented in tabular format, followed by analyses of various facets of the state's human resource capacity, technological resource capacity, and educational resource capacity. Each analysis provides a map showing the state's ranking within the United States in 1986 and a brief statement of the impact of this factor, and graphs display further breakdowns of these data for seven of the 14 factors studied. Five recommendations for the improvement of Louisiana's library and information services conclude the report. (25 references) (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Data Collection, Demography, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Human Resources, Learning Resources Centers, Library Personnel, Library Services, Postsecondary Education, Public Libraries, Regional Characteristics, Special Libraries, State Surveys
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Library.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana