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Webster, Duane

Overview
Works: 26 works in 102 publications in 2 languages and 1,375 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Identification guides  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: Z675.U5, 025.1
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Most widely held works by Duane Webster
Preservation planning program : an assisted self-study manual for libraries by Pamela W Darling( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and Portuguese and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual is designed primarily as a guide for libraries undertaking a formal study of preservation needs as a foundation for planning programs to meet those needs. Based on the "assisted self-study approach" process, it presupposes a library staff large enough to permit the assignment of about two dozen people for an average of 5 or 6 hours per week for a 2- or 3-month period, with a smaller team coordinating the study over 4 to 6 months; however, the methodology is also suitable for independent use and may be adapted by smaller libraries. Members of the Association of Research Libraries (arl) Preservation Planning Program Advisory Committee and participants in the 1981 Preservation Planning Program Pilot Test are listed and the following aspects of the planning program are discussed: (1) Introduction to the Preservation Planning Program; (2) Preparation for the Planning Study; (3) Phase I--Establishing the Study Framework; (4) Phase I Continues--Background Paper and Phase ii Plans; (5) Phase II--Task Force a, Environmental Conditions; (6) Phase II--Task Force b, Physical Condition of the Collections; (7) Phase II--Task Force c, Organization; (8) Phase II--Task Force d, Disaster Control; (9) Phase II--Task Force e, Preservation Resources; (10) Phase II--Task Force f, Staff and User Education; (11) Phase II--Task Force g, Interinstitutional Cooperation; and (12) Phase III--Planning for Preservation. (Km)
Library policies: analysis, formulation and use in academic institutions by Duane Webster( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formulation and use of goals and objectives statements in academic and research libraries by Jeffrey J Gardner( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Management principles and guidelines for the development of goals and objectives in the academic or research library are formulated. The intent of the goal statements is to draw on the management-by-objectives (mbo) techniques to develop a series of principles and guidelines which libraries can consider, evaluate, and adapt for local use. Sample mission statements, overall objectives, library department goals, and library unit goals are provided in the appendixes. A selected bibliography is included. (Jy)
Planning aids for the university library director by Duane Webster( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planning program described here focuses on the value of the planning process itself, and emphasizes that planning done by groups offers greater flexibility, creativity, and information than can be provided by a single individual. At the same time, the program stresses the importance of the planning activity as a central library function. The proposed organizational structure and managerial approaches integrate the input of the several groups with the efforts of individual administrators to develop a productive planning process. This process includes: the formal organization (the library director, the planning-budgeting officer, and unit heads); the seven steps of a planning program; and staff involvement through a senior planning board, a planning task force and program advisory groups. The steps of the planning program are: (1) Formulation of objectives that can be used to guide future library operations, (2) Assessment of requirements for change, (3) Development of unit plans and alternative courses of action, (4) Determination of required resources for proposed courses of action, (5) Evaluation and recommendation of proposed courses of action, (6) The installation and monitoring of programs and (7) Review and updating of plans. (Author)
A survey of the recruitment, staff development, and minority employment practices of research libraries by Duane Webster( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of this survey, conducted by the Office of Management Studies, is on the seventy-eight university libraries in the Association of Research Libraries (arl). Fifty-two libraries were interviewed by telephone calls which employed a detailed interview guide and produced a profile of practices and interests. All but three of the 25 non-participating libraries were covered by an earlier survey of continuing education. The results of this survey indicate that: (1) Recruitment practices emphasize the tried and true methods of visits to library schools, advertising in trade journals, contacting colleagues, and waiting for unsolicited applications; (2) While everyone likes the idea of staff development, few are providing concentrated organizational support; and (3) Most research libraries are actively recruiting minority staff and examining their employment patterns. The survey was also used to identify arl member needs which could be met by the Office of Management Studies. The use of the telephone as a survey method is evaluated. Appendix I contains statistical results of the survey and Appendix ii gives an annotated list of related materials. (Author/NH)
Resource notebook on organization by Duane Webster( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This resource notebook, one of three developed within the framework of management review and analysis self-study procedures, focuses on improvement of library organization. The introduction provides background and a review of analytical methods. The first section provides examples of data gathering tools and approaches to gathering information. The second group of documents illustrates methods of describing and analyzing library organizational structures and relationships, and the final section contains examples of recommendations for change and improvement which have been made by libraries. A selected bibliography is included. (Author/RAA)
Resource notebook on staff development by Deanna B Marcum( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This resource notebook, the third of three developed within the framework of management review and analysis self-study procedures, focuses on library staff development. The introduction provides background and a brief conceptual overview of staff development. The first section of documents provides examples of data gathering tools and approaches to gathering information. The second group of documents illustrates methods of describing and analyzing current staff development programs, and the final section contains examples of recommendations for new approaches to staff development which have been made by libraries. A selected bibliography is included. (Author/RAA)
Ownership and distribution of bibliographic data : highlights of a meeting held by the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee March 4-5, 1980 by Duane Webster( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussions summarized in this report focused on the relationships between individual libraries and the bibliographic utilities, as well as the options available to the library and information communities for preparing, sharing, and gaining access to machine-readable records. Issues discussed fall into three categories: (1) ownership and distribution of bibliographic data, (2) relationships among members of the total information community, and (3) flow of bibliographic data at the international level. Highlights of group discussions and pertinent recommendations are presented. (Fm)
The Electronic library : international videoconference by International Videoconference on the Electronic Library( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teleconference held October 4, 1994 to consider the impact of rapidly developing automation on libraries and the broad professional implications of the next stage of the electronic library. Discussed are leadership roles in staff training for future developments, the role of libraries in the information highway, the relationship of libraries to society, funding the new technology, role of authors and institutions in the change, lessons of the past, choices and change in how libraries operate and behave in adapting to the electronic library, problems of integration and collaboration, document delivery and interlibrary loan
LibQUAL+ : Spring 2002 aggregate survey results by Duane Webster( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plan for development of the Office of University Library Management Studies by Duane Webster( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The management consulting firm Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc. Conducted a study of the organization and staffing of the Columbia University Libraries for the Association of Research Libraries (arl). This is a summary of the report which resulted from that study. The plan presents a framework for the conduct of management programs that contribute to the ARL's basic purpose of strengthening the collections and services of member libraries. The mission of the Management Studies Office is to assist university research libraries in effectively serving their users through sound management of the resources available to them. The work of the office focuses on management, planning policies, budget, supervision, personnel, staff development, organization, and management information. The four projects to be undertaken which reflect the objectives of the office are: (1) Library management research and development program, (2) Library management publication program, (3) Library management conferences program, and (4) Library management consultation. The Management Studies Office is an integral part of the executive offices of the arl. (Sj)
Fourteenth and fifteenth annual alumni-in-residence programs( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Collection Analysis Project : an assisted self-study manual by Jeffrey G Gardner( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics and financial management of research libraries : a report on an exploratory meeting by Association of Research Libraries( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major conclusion reached by 18 university, academic and administrative officers, library directors, economists and management specialists, who met in October 1981 to explore issues related to the financial management of academic research libraries, is that current approaches to cost reduction are only short-term solutions. These approaches are identified as better library planning, management and control; reduction of acquisition budgets; consolidation of branch libraries; cooperative ventures; increased use of technology; and remote storage. Group discussions reported address the changing role of research libraries; the lack of information about library and university operations and expenditures; the proliferation of published information; and the need for large amounts of capital investment in library technology. Attention is focused on six areas including library service and operating models; organizational patterns with emphasis on library decentralization; acquisition and preservation policies; storage and retrieval strategies incorporating new technology; the research library's role in scholarly communication; and the place of the research library in the economy and programs of the university as a whole. Suggestions are also made for a coordinated approach to the financial problems of research libraries on a national level. Appendices comprise a list of participants, an agenda, and a discussion guide for the meeting. (Esr)
Plan for the development of the Office of University Library Management Studies. A summary by Allen & Hamilton Booz( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk capital for academic library development by Duane Webster( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library management review and analysis program : a handbook for guiding change and improvement in research library management by Duane Webster( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The academic library development program : a guided self-study for the small and mid-sized academic library : operating manual by P. Grady Morein( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving library performance : quantitative approaches to library planning by Duane Webster( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of analytical models and quantitative methods for both short- and long-range problem solving offer library managers an excellent opportunity to improve and rationalize decision-making for strategic and organizational planning. The first step is to identify the problems confronting the library and understand its current capabilities. Several dimensions of planning--scope, time frame, nature of decision, and staff involvement--must be considered in the development of a planning strategy. Recognizing these dimensions, planners will be able to focus on the critical issues and to apply the most appropriate quantitative and computational techniques. Critical issues that demand primary attention in the planning process include the information system needed to support strategic planning, the allocation of resources, the analytical approaches to understanding the library environment, the relationships of organizational processes and climate to effective planning, and the assessment of library performance. A comprehensive planning framework should approach the library as a complex dynamic system with interdependent relationships and changing characteristics. Utilization of decision models developed for libraries and computer applications, along with proper staff management, make efficient library planning possible. (Cwm)
The management review and analysis program : an assisted self-study to secure constructive change in the management of research libraries by Duane Webster( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Academic libraries Academic libraries--Administration Academic libraries--Collection development--Evaluation Academic libraries--Finance Academic libraries--Personnel management Association of Research Libraries.--Office of University Library Management Studies Association of Research Libraries.--University Library Management Studies Office Bibliographical services Book collecting Books--Conservation and restoration Canada Collection development (Libraries) Copyright--Information storage and retrieval systems Digital libraries Exchange of bibliographic information Information networks Information technology Libraries Libraries--Aims and objectives Libraries--Automation Libraries--Data processing Libraries--Evaluation Libraries--Technological innovations Library administration Library administration--Evaluation Library administration--Mathematical models Library cooperation Library education (Continuing education) Library employees--In-service training Library information networks Library materials Library materials--Conservation and restoration Library personnel management Library planning Library science Library science--Technological innovations Library use studies Machine-readable bibliographic data Minorities--Employment Organizational change Preservation of materials Research libraries Research libraries--Administration Research libraries--Book collections--Conservation and restoration Research libraries--Collection development Research libraries--Finance Research libraries--Personnel management Small libraries--Administration Telecommunication in libraries United States
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Webster, D. E.

Webster, D. E. (Duane E.)

Webster, Duane E.

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