ERIC Number: ED353996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-16
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Task Force on Access/Ownership Policy.
Jones, Douglas; And Others
This report of the task force charged with defining and researching the issues related to access and ownership of materials at the University of Arizona library presents 23 short-and long-term recommendations in the following areas: (1) organization, including the establishment of separate staff units for access services and collection management and development; (2) automation, including implementing an integrated library system that interfaces with other information networks via the Internet; (3) collection development, such as establishing a cooperative collection development policy beginning with other Arizona universities; (4) financial issues, including strategies for funding document delivery and fund raising; (5) serials, including the development of guidelines for full-text document delivery as an alternative to local ownership; (6) staffing/service, such as studying what user services will be needed with greatly increased automation; and (7) use/user studies, including gathering data needed for decision-making in carrying out recommendations. A report on library users is included that is based on discussions by focus groups of faculty, graduate students, and library staff; analysis of graduate research citations; and interlibrary loan statistics. The document also contains data tables, background information about the library's financial condition, and a lengthy report from the focus groups. (Contains 57 references.) (KRN)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Change Strategies, College Libraries, Financial Support, Guidelines, Higher Education, Interlibrary Loans, Library Automation, Library Collection Development, Library Instruction, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Statistics, Long Range Planning, Organization, Policy Formation, Research Libraries, Tables (Data), User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Library.