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Palmour, Vernon E.

Works: 37 works in 138 publications in 2 languages and 2,197 library holdings
Genres: Directories  Periodicals  Use studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: Z713.5.U6, 027.4
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A planning process for public libraries by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
19 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 568 libraries worldwide
This guide from the Public Libraries Association (pla) describes a planning process to be used by individual library systems to establish their own standards appropriate to local conditions and needs; design strategies to reach those needs; and inaugurate a planning cycle that involves continuous monitoring of progress and regular adjustment of objectives as community conditions and needs change. The introduction to the guide discusses the need for planning, the planning process, collecting and using data, and subsequent planning cycles. The first of three major sections then addresses preparing to plan, which includes the planning committee, tailoring the process to the library, information for planning, using the data, and presenting the data. Focusing on the planning process, the second section provides information on developing a community profile to determine user needs; assessing how well the library is currently meeting those needs; determining the role the library should play in the community; setting goals, objectives and priorities; developing strategies for change; implementation of the plan, including measuring activity and performance, and monitoring and evaluating progress; and the collection of management data. The third section addresses the collection and use of data, including secondary data for the community profile; statistics and performance measures for the evaluation of services; designing questionnaires, coding and processing the findings, and sample questionnaires for surveys of the library staff, citizens, students, and users; and processing the survey data. Four appendixes contain examples of library goals and objectives, sample forms and maps for the community profile, a set of sample tables for current library services, and sample tables for the analysis of survey responses. Twenty-seven figures and a 44-item selected bibliography are included. (Sd)
A Study of the characteristics, costs, and magnitude of interlibrary loans in academic libraries by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
17 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 libraries worldwide
A national probability sample was made to survey the costs, the characteristics of materials loaned and borrowed, and the present and future magnitude of interlibrary loans for academic libraries. From a sample of 80 libraries it was found that the cost of a filled loan request varied between two and seven dollars and that lending cost per transaction appeared to be related to the geographical location of the library. The nature of interlibrary loans was revealed and current trends indicate increasing interlibrary borrowing and requests for loans. (Wh)
Resources and bibliographic support for a nationwide library program : final report to the National Commission for Libraries and Information Science by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Access to periodical resources; a national plan by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
At the request of the Association of Research Libraries a study was made to develop, evaluate, and recommend a national plan for improving access to periodical resources. The following design features were established: (1) service should be available to all users with no restrictions other than access through a library; (2) initially, service would be primarily rapid, dependable delivery of photocopies of journal articles; (3) subject coverage should be comprehensive but exclude medicine; and (4) worthwhile journals in any language should be collected. Demand estimates and projected costs were compared for three alternative plans. A single national center was recommended as the best solution and various methods of implementation were suggested. (Jg)
Methods of financing interlibrary loan services by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Various methods of financing interlibrary loans were investigated in this study requested by the Association of Research Libraries and funded with a grant from the National Science Foundation. The history and background of interlibrary loan service is examined, and existing financing methods and the cost of service in academic libraries is discussed. It was found that larger academic libraries bear a disproportionate amount of the load. Criteria and goals for evaluating alternative financing methods are set forth. An economically viable system with a more equitable cost distribution was sought. After consideration of alternative financing methods and fee system options, a fee structure is recommended which would recover partial costs for the lending library by utilizing coupons sold and redeemed at a central clearinghouse. This solution is viewed as a short-term improvement of the current system. The study recommends that State or Federal subsidies eventually replace fees. (Jg)
Costs of owning, borrowing, and disposing of periodical publications : prepared for National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Working from the premise that for any given periodical title there is some frequency of use at which it becomes cheaper for a library to acquire the publication than to borrow it, this report presents a mathematical model for estimating the costs of options associated with acquiring periodicals. Cost elements included in the model are initial cost, annual recurring cost, internal use cost, internal borrowing cost, external borrowing cost, storage cost, disposition (weeding) cost, and subscription cost. The report shows how, given these variables, the model can determine the crossover or breakeven point at which the cost of borrowing equals the cost of owning. Appendices include a detailed derivation of the cost model and the associated computer program written in apl, details concerning the cost surveys, and results generated from the model helpful in answering questions concerning the acquisition, maintenance, and discarding of back issues of periodicals. (Jd)
Costs and effectiveness of interlibrary loan and reference activities of resource libraries in Illinois by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Growth without expansion : Baltimore County Public Library long range plan II, 1983-1988 by Eleanor Jo Rodger( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Library cost models: owning versus borrowing serial publications by Gordon R Williams( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Evaluation of the Office of Economic Opportunity Child Development Center by Doris N Krug( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
A study was conducted to evaluate parents' reactions to and utilization of the Child Development Center (cdc) sponsored by oeo for its Washington, D.C. based employees. Interviews were conducted with all 43 users of the cdc (22 oeo employees and 21 employees of other Federal agencies) and with 137 other oeo employees who are parents of young children. Fifty-four of the latter group were chosen as the comparison group. Several types of analyses were conducted: (1) development of a general profile comparing oeo cdc users to users of other types of day care; (2) estimate of need and effective demand for the oeo cdc; (3) estimates of the economic benefit to oeo; (4) analysis of user satisfaction and comparison to the satisfaction reported by users of other arrangements; (5) analysis of key factors affecting day care decisions and the trade-offs among them; and (6) comparison of the results of this study to the evaluations of two other federally sponsored day care centers, to findings from the oeo national day care survey of 1970, and to the Massachusetts Early Education Project. (Km)
Information needs of urban residents by Edward S Warner( Book )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
An overview of relevant literature reveals that residents in urban areas apparently have a multitude of nonoccupational information needs which are not being satisfied within the constraints of existing information resources and systems. A conceptual framework was drawn, focusing on four basic components--urban residents, their needs, sources of information, and solutions--and linkages or interactions among them. The Baltimore Urbanized Area was chosen for the investigation, and extensive exploratory work was undertaken towards the end of obtaining data. A survey instrument was developed and pre-tested, then was utilized in gathering data from a cross-sectional random sample of residents. The great quantity of data elicited were analyzed in terms of information needs, information-seeking strategies (behavior), and search outcomes. In a final exploratory testing phase an attempt was made to develop a methodology for assessing the capability of library and information agencies to deal with the problems/questions identified by residents in the earlier survey phase. (Author)
Missouri statewide bibliographic data base survey by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
This report contains the conduct, methodology, and major findings of a survey of all the libraries in Missouri to assess their needs for a statewide database. The survey addresses the current state of automation, the functions that libraries would like to see a database perform, the materials to be included in the database, and the means of financing and governing it. It also includes recommendations of the Missouri Bibliographic Data Base Committee developed from the survey. Appendices provide a survey background letter, the questionnaire, and detailed tables of survey results. (Author/RAA)
To satisfy demand : a study plan for public library service in Baltimore County by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Study of US Army libraries by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The Newton Free Library : an analysis and recommendations by Nancy A Van House( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This analysis of an affluent, well educated, family community and its library by a professional consulting organization used statistical and budget data, public meetings, and surveys of citizens, library users, and staff to determine the library needs of the community and to develop a plan for improved library services. Questionnaires were developed and administered (1) by telephone to more than 400 citizens using trained interviewers, (2) by distribution of self-administered forms to 1,300 library users at the main library and its branches, and (3) by mail to all library system staff. All questionnaires were designed to elicit patterns of usage, users, and uses. Recommendations based on the findings of these studies concentrated on improvement of library funding, restructuring and reduction of the library system, the construction of a new main facility, and the limitation or curtailment of some marginally effective programs. Appendices include the methodology, results, and survey questionnaires. (Raa)
Design of a national periodicals resources center by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Planning for the future of academic libraries in North Dakota by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Five year plan for public library services : needs, goals, and implementation by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Perspectives on library measurement ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Skills for library planning ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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パーマー, V. E
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