Record Group: 20 C
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FF 1 - One copy of Library Studies Project, Summer 1973 Report, Volume I: Project Summary, 41pp.; Volume II; Technical Services in the UMC Library System, 438 pp. This two-volume report describes the results of a three-month investigation by a 12-member faculty-student team supported by the University of Missouri Office of Research. The two evaluations deal with the technical processing of the Ellis Library, UMC- its services, functions, and activities. Also covered is the emerging cooperative library systems network. This documentation is composed primarily of diagrams and charts (i.e. flow diagrams, process charts, and floor diagrams).
FF 2 - One copy of A Summary Report On Available Compact Storage Systems For Books, 41 pages, August l, 1972, by David T. Hamilton, Office of Research. This report was prepared in cooperation with the four Directors of Libraries in designing a University development plan with the installation of a Central Lending Library. The report discusses several types of equipment for compact storage, (i.e. parallel sliding stacks, swinging or revolving stacks); methods for using space and equipment; cost and space efficiency; and descriptions of four installations of compact storage equipment.
FF 3 - One copy of A Stochastic Analysis of Books Circulated From Elmer Ellis Library, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1972-1973, 64 pp., by Ralph H. Parker, Professor in the School of Library and Informational Science (UMC) August 9, 1974. This study concerns itself with the problems of housing, of servicing and financing library operations. The analysis is mainly composed of data listings, graphs, equations, and tables emphasizing circulation of books, age of books, volumes on loan, number of titles, etc.
FF 4 - One copy of Cooperative Library Automation, Summer 1974 Report, 177 pp., September l, 1974; S. Craig Moore, Project Director of the Library Studies Project-Office of Research (UMC). This report is a follow-up to a March 1974 report of the Directors of Libraries together with the Vice President for Research. The responsibilities of the study team were in accordance with those of the Library Access System (L.A.S.) of the IBM Corporation. Covered in the report are the library's needs for automation; the evaluation of automation alternatives, and cost estimates of the L.A.S. In the back are charts summarizing various benefit and effectiveness opinions by the four campuses.
FF 5 - One copy of The Circulation System at the University of Missouri-Columbia Library: An Evolutionary Approach, 101 pp., 1972 from The LARC Reports, Volume 5, Issue 2.
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