The 1986 College Library Standards: Application and Utilization

David B. Walch
1993 College and Research Libraries  
There have been several iterations of college library standards and guidelines since the 1920s. The 1986 College Library Standards, written by an Association of College and Research Libraries' committee, were to address developing concerns in academic libraries. These concerns include collections and staff formulae, budget, audiovisual collections and services, networking, and cooperative associations. This article provides a comparison between the 1975 and 1986 editions of the College Library
more » ... tandards and summarizes the changes made. It also analyzes the results of a survey of 215 academic libraries. The purpose of the survey was to determine tlte use and effectiveness of the standards. The results show that the standards are widely used, and that there is keen interest in the application and further development of tlu standards. Specific recommendations for changes are made.
doi:10.5860/crl_54_03_217 fatcat:bwv5tnju3zh25iwnns25qokyd4