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ERIC Number: ED459864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
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The Degree and Nature to Which Public School Libraries Are Automated: A Survey of Public School Libraries in Ohio.
Meckler, Elizabeth M.
This paper examines the belief that no more than half of the public school libraries in the state of Ohio are automated to any degree. The purpose of the research was to determine the degree and nature of automation at the public school libraries in Ohio. A written survey was mailed to 350 libraries that represented a randomized sample of the 3,809 public school libraries in Ohio. The survey measured the current level of automation and future plans for automation in these libraries. The key levels of automation that were important to the study were the automated circulation system, cataloging, the online public catalog (OPAC), the acquisition system, and serials control. Also important to public school libraries today and being measured was resource sharing through cooperative agreements such as INFOhio. The first part of the survey gathered data related to the degree and nature of the automation of the public school library, while the latter section of the questionnaire collected data concerning use of networks or cooperative agreements. The summary of the statistical results indicated the majority of the public school libraries were automated to some degree. Cover letters and the questionnaire are appended. (Contains 12 references and 24 tables.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio