Catalog use study: director's report

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American Library Association, 1958 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 86 pages
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Contents

LIST OF TABLES
1
List of Tables Table Page 1 Number of Returns and Item Responses from Each Library Category
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Classification of College and University Libraries
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Distribution of the Returns by Type of Patron
8
KnownItem and Subject Searches by Library Categories and Patron Categories
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PATRON LOCATION AND USE OF CATALOG CARDS
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Patron Successes and Failures
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Patron Successes and Failures
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Incidence of Failure by Structure of Catalog
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Incidence of Failure by ShelfAccess Policy
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Catalog Obstacles to Subject Searches
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THE HUMAN ELEMENT
24
Sources of Information Cited by Patrons
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SELECTION UNDER A GIVEN SUBJECT HEADING
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Criteria of Subject Card Selection at Catalogs with Over 500000 Cards and SpecialPurpose Libraries
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Criteria of Subject Card Selection by Library Categories
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Incidence of Failure on KnownItem Searches
15
Incidence of Failure on Subject Searches
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Incidence of Subject Search Failure by Principal Subject Fields
17
THE CATALOG
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Relative Standing According to Incidence of Failure and Factors in Selection
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REFLECTIONS ON THE TOTAL PATTERN
39
APPENDIXES
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Copyright

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