ERIC Number: ED430578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Case Study of a Hypothetical Higher Education Library Media Center.
Reppert, James E.
This paper describes the organizational scope, structure, and financial approach of a mock university higher education library media center (i.e., an instructional technology center which functions primarily as a curriculum or training support agency). The paper is organized according to objectives in four main categories. The first category is a general overview of the plan, including background and philosophy, goals and objectives, a budgetary plan for a five-year period, a general long-range plan, recommendations identifying what will be needed to achieve the goals, future plans for a five-year time period, written priorities, an administrative flow chart, and an organized plan for grant monies. Print/nonprint hardware and software are addressed in the second and third categories. Related objectives include analysis of current inventory holdings and comparison with state and national guidelines for accreditation, a five-year set of hardware/software goals, expenditure lists of hardware/software that coincide with the five-year plan, specifications for hardware/software to be purchased during the first year, estimates of long-range hardware/software costs, and plans for grant monies. Space, facilities, personnel, resumes, in-service plans, policies, forms (including evaluation), job descriptions, client relationships, public relations, and survival strategies are considered in the fourth category. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accreditation (Institutions), Budgets, Case Studies, Computer Centers, Computer Software, Costs, Educational Technology, Grants, Higher Education, Information Technology, Learning Resources Centers, Library Equipment, Library Expenditures, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Services, Long Range Planning, Program Development, Public Relations
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A