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ERIC Number: ED355953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Utilization of CD-ROM Reference Products by Reference Librarians in Public Libraries in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.
Titus, Lori
A survey of the reference departments of public libraries in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah was conducted to determine whether CD-ROM products are being used in routine reference work. Previous literature on CD-ROM had primarily been concerned with the response to and acceptance of the technology by patrons. A stratified sample of public libraries containing at least 50,000 volumes was used to allow comparisons between different size libraries and their use of CD-ROMs. Of the 68 surveys sent out, 57 were returned. Of the libraries replying, 65 percent used CD-ROM products. A slight majority of these libraries, 58.8 percent, indicated that the reference staff used CD-ROMs routinely. However, use by patrons was found to be more important than use by staff when selecting a CD-ROM product. Six tables and two figures present study data. Four appendixes contain the questionnaire, its cover letter, and two lists of CD-ROM products. (Contains 14 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Colorado; New Mexico; Utah