ERIC Number: ED353998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Statement from the Research Library Committee.
Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
This pamphlet summarizes the principal recommendations of the Research Library Committee of the Council on Library Resources regarding library response to the rapid transformation brought about by integrated information technologies, rising costs, and the growth in the amount of information available. Central issues for research libraries are identified, including how the university can determine and maintain a balance in library services, realistic expectations for interinstitutional cooperation, the requirements of multidisciplinary research, and the library's responsibility for electronic information. Recommendations in the following areas are offered: (1) the relationship of the Library of Congress to other national collections; (2) collaboration between libraries; (3) scholarly communications; (4) the library in the university structure; (5) the capabilities needed by the library staff; and (6) funding. Background on the Research Library Committee and a list of members are included. (KRN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association of American Universities, Washington, DC.; Social Science Research Council, Washington, DC.; American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.