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NCJ Number: 51055 Find in a Library
Title: ANALYSIS OF BACKGROUND INFORMATION SHEETS (FROM SEMINAR FOR LIBRARIANS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 1978 SEE NCJ-51053)
Author(s): M MCALEESE
Corporate Author: Australian Institute of Criminology
Australia
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: THE FINDINGS OF A SURVEY OF AUSTRALIAN CRIMINOLOGY LIBRARIES, UNDERTAKEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SEMINAR, ARE SUMMARIZED.
Abstract: THE LIBRARIES SURVEYED INCLUDE UNIVERSITY COLLECTIONS ON CRIMINOLOGY, COLLECTIONS SERVING CORRECTIONAL AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, POLICE COLLEGE/ACADEMY LIBRARIES, LAW LIBRARIES, AND THE LIBRARY OF THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF CRIMINOLOGY. THE SURVEY FOUND THAT MANY OF THE LIBRARIES HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED RELATIVELY RECENTLY (1970 OR LATER), THAT STAFF SHORTAGES ARE COMMON, AND THAT LIBRARIANS TEND TO BE UNCERTAIN ABOUT THEIR BUDGETS. THE SURVEY ALSO INDICATED THAT THE RANGE OF SERVICES AND DEPTH OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA'S CRIMINOLOGY LIBRARIES ARE GREATER THAN MIGHT HAVE BEEN EXPECTED. A TABLE PRESENTS INFORMATION ON THE LOCATION, YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT, STAFF SIZE, STRUCTURE, AND SPECIAL FEATURES OF 18 LIBRARIES. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Australia; Criminology; Libraries; Surveys
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