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The State-of-the-Network [microform] : An Evaluation of NLS, the Regional Libraries, and the Multistate Centers in Relation to ALA Standards of Service for Blind and Physically Handicapped Readers. Final Report / Ann Walker Smalley and Kathryn Mendenhall
Bib ID 5428429
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Smalley, Ann Walker
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1983 
145 p. 
Summary

This report is a state-of-the-network summary of the data collected for a systematic application of the standards developed by the American Library Association in 1979 to the agencies involved in a cooperative network by the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Based on a synthesis of the qualitative and quantitative data obtained from 2-day site visits to the 56 regional libraries, NLS, and the four multistate centers (including interviews and observation), documents supplied by the agencies, and questionnaires, the report provides a brief review of the background, purpose, and methodology of the study as an introduction to detailed discussions of the results. Findings are presented under five major headings: (1) organization, administration, budget, and planning; (2) personnel and facilities; (3) resource development; (4) service to users; and (5) public education and information. Recommendations, related to each of these areas, which require cooperative action by various components of the network conclude the report. Data are presented in tables and figures in both the text and the appendices, and a list of the members of the Standards Advisory Board is included. (LMM)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Contract Number: LC-2327.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Comparative Analysis.  |  Library Administration.  |  Library Networks.  |  Library Services.  |  Library Standards.  |  Physical Disabilities.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Public Agencies.  |  Regional Libraries.  |  Surveys.  |  Visual Impairments.  |  National Library Service for the Blind  |  American Library Association
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Mendenhall, Kathryn, author  |  Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH
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