ERIC Number: ED418714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Local Government Publications in Tennessee Academic and Public Libraries.
Robinson, William C.
In 1995, a questionnaire was sent to Tennessee public and academic libraries with book collections of more than 5,000 volumes. The response rate was 48% and the sample included 44 public, 23 four-year academic and 7 community college libraries. Forty-three (56%) of these libraries collect local government publications. While, the earliest collection began in 1890, most started in the 1980's and the 1990's. Collections are typically small--less than 100 items. Municipal codes, annual reports, financial reports, and maps are most likely to be collected. Nearly all libraries with local government collections provide reference and photo duplication service but few will lend these items. Acquisition is the most troublesome aspect of collection development. The two most common reasons for failing to collect local government materials were little local demand and the available of other nearby collections. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee