EVALUATION OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BASE LIBRARIES SUPPORTING UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN COLLABORATION WITH CIVILIAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
DENVER UNIV CO
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The purpose of the study was to determine the adequacy of base library service and collections to support the undergraduate and graduate study programs undertaken on United States Air Force installations by officers and airmen, through civilian institutions, during off-duty hours. Basic to the study was the development of a method of library evaluation that would be applicable to the individual base libraries concerned with supporting specific academic programs, yet at the same time have the broad applicability necessary to establish it as a rating system for any Air Force base library engaged in supporting such programs. The evaluation system developed consisted of a formula of point scales to be used in rating the following resource and service elements of the base libraries 1 the book collection, 2 the periodical and newspaper collection, 3 indexes and abstracts, 4 dictionaries, 5 encyclopedias, 6 professional reference service and 7 supplementary resources, including duplicate copies of required reading materials back numbers of periodicals, indexes and abstracts microtext materials and the resources of other libraries.
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