ERIC Number: ED368365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
College Library Technology and Cooperation Grants Program Networking Grant, Higher Education Act, Title II-D. Final Performance Report.
Detroit Mercy Univ., MI.
In late 1990 the University of Detroit consolidated with Mercy College of Detroit to form a new university. The current grant was awarded to fund network membership costs for the DALNET Detroit area library consortium, OPAC (online public access catalog), circulation, and serials implementation at the university's new nontraditional adult student library (the Outer Drive Campus Library) and the Learning Resources Center Library. This report includes DALNET and other library activities from October 1991 by quarters until September 1993. Library circulation did not increase as expected, possibly because of collection shifts and construction, but there is evidence that the trend is beginning to reverse, with 1993 circulation above that of 1992. Patron use is increasing, and interlibrary loan requests have increased dramatically with the online catalogs. Indicators point to a high degree of success in program implementation. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Libraries, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Grants, Higher Education, Learning Resources Centers, Library Automation, Library Circulation, Library Development, Library Facilities, Library Networks, Nontraditional Education, Online Catalogs, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Trend Analysis, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Mercy Univ., MI.