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ERIC Number: EJ446195
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
The Emperor's New Clothes? Problems of the User Survey as a Planning Tool in Academic Libraries.
Schlichter, Doris J.; Pemberton, J. Michael
College and Research Libraries, v53 n3 p257-65 May 1992
Literature analysis indicates that surveys are not widely used in the planning process for academic libraries because of difficulties with design of user studies, translation of survey results into management decisions, and acceptance of survey data by librarians. Trends such as competition from private information sources will force a change in librarians' attitudes toward user input. (43 references) (MES)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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