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Leaf, Donald C., Comp.; Neely, Linda, Comp. – 1994
This edition focuses on statistical data supplied by Michigan public libraries, public library cooperatives, and those public libraries which serve as regional or subregional outlets for blind and physically handicapped services. Since statistics in Michigan academic libraries are typically collected in odd-numbered years, they are not included…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Blindness, Costs, Data Analysis
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Michigan Library, Lansing. – 1997
This 1997 edition focuses on statistical data supplied by Michigan public libraries, public library cooperatives, and those public libraries which serve as regional or subregional outlets for blind and physically handicapped patrons. Statistics on academic libraries are also presented in this edition, and summary statistics for prior fiscal years…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Annual Reports, Blindness, Costs
Lawrence, Gary S. – 1982
A national study of users and non-users of public access online catalog systems (OPACs) was undertaken at 29 libraries, representing 15 computer systems, to provide data and interpretations useful to system designers and library administrators. The findings indicate that users have overwhelmingly positive responses to OPACs. Non-users have…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Design Requirements, Library Administration, Library Automation
Denton, Ann; Mahood, Ramona M. – 1989
Members of the Tennessee Library Association's Technical Services Roundtable examined the extent to which the developing technology of automation is being utilized by the state's libraries. The survey encompassed technical service activities and had a two-fold thrust: to determine how automation is being employed, and to compile an inventory of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Library Automation, Library Surveys
California Univ., Berkeley. Systemwide Administration. Library Studies and Research Div. – 1983
This report addresses the objectives of a national survey of users and non-users of online catalogs (OPAC's) as they apply to MELVYL and its implementation in the University of California (UC) Libraries on nine campuses. These objectives were to collect information to enable libraries to improve implementation of support services for public access…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Library Automation, Library Catalogs, Library Research
Manjarrez, Carlos A.; Schoembs, Kyle – Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2011
Over the past decade, policy discussions about public access computing in libraries have focused on the role that these institutions play in bridging the digital divide. In these discussions, public access computing services are generally targeted at individuals who either cannot afford a computer and Internet access, or have never received formal…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computers, Public Libraries, Internet
Sitts, Maxine K., Ed. – 1987
This inventory provides profiles, tables, and listings of automated library activities at 115 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions. The library profile covers 18 functions: (1) acquisitions; (2) serials check/claim; (3) serials/union list; (4) authority control; (5) cataloging/utility; (6) cataloging/local; (7) circulation; (8)…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Databases, Higher Education, Information Systems
Sorensen, Richard J. – 1994
In 1994, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction repeated its 1988 survey of public school library media programs. Included in this report are statistics considered most significant, and those most often requested. The 147-item survey included questions about staffing, services, operation, automation, and facilities related to the library…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Library Automation
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC. – 1998
Historically, libraries have been an important component of the educational process, contributing to the success of the educational mission of schools. Education reform has prompted increased attention to the role school library media centers might play in the expanding role of computer- and technology-based education. However, policymakers have…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Technology