ERIC Number: ED382511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
American Memory User Evaluation, 1991-1993.
Veccia, Susan; And Others
This report summarizes the American Memory User Evaluation conducted during 1991-1993 in over 40 locations around the United States. The findings are based on 1800 user questionnaires, 120 user interviews, and more than 40 site visits by Library staff. American Memory describes the concept of providing electronic versions of selected Library of Congress archival collections to the nation's libraries. This evaluation report is divided into six chapters. Chapter 1 describes "The Evaluation Plan": its background, evaluation goals and methodology. Chapter 2 outlines the "American Memory in the Schools, K-12": participating schools, applications of American Memory, technical factors affecting use, etc. Chapter 3 looks at "American Memory in Colleges and Universities": participating institutions, determinants of success, etc. Chapter 4 describes "American Memory in Public Libraries": participating public libraries, collections, exhibits, and supporting documentation, etc. Chapter 5 features "Other Types of Libraries": participating institutions, location of American Memory, future market, etc. Chapter 6 presents "Conclusions": American Memory's core audience, primary material, etc. Appendices include Projects Using American Memory; Summary of Troubleshooting Calls; American Memory Site Visits; Press Coverage; Macintosh Survey; IBM Survey; Interim Report Form; and Telephone Interview Form. (EH)
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Technology, Information Transfer, Library Automation, Library Collection Development, Library Development, Library Networks, Library Services, Primary Sources, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.