ERIC Number: ED351015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Council on Library Resources, Inc. Thirty-Fourth Annual Report/1990.
Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
This review of Council on Library Resources (CLR) activities for 1989/90 begins by providing status reports on the four projects that have dominated staff efforts during the year. The report on the first project, on professional education, centers on the activities of the Advisory Committee on Library Education, which is concerned with ways to recruit excellent students to librarianship, establish effective interfaces between professional education and practice, articulate the content and scope of the core of professional education, and expand the influence of faculty research. The description of the second project, which focuses on bibliographic systems, highlights a report issued by the Bibliographic Services Study Committee called "The National Coordinated Cataloging Program," produced as part of the committee's effort to stimulate consideration of policy and procedural changes designed to optimize cataloging production relative to costs. The description of the third project, an explanation of the relationship between information resources and scientific productivity, highlights the report, "Communication in Support of Science and Engineering." Finally, the account given of the fourth project, a consideration of the future of academic research libraries, provides an overview of project activities, including the more than 30 grants that have been made to explore a wide range of topics and issues ranging from the structure of electronic text to the information needs of philosophers and the information-seeking behavior of a specific set of scientists. A statement from the Research Library Committee concludes the narrative report. Brief descriptions of 34 grants and contracts made in 1989/1990 for projects in research, access services, cataloging and bibliographic services, library collections, and preservation and librarianship are also provided, as well as lists of program committees and project participants; publications and reports resulting from CLR programs; program guidelines and grant application procedures; administrative notes; and financial information on projects active in fiscal 1990. (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.