An Examination of Levels of Work in Academic Library Technical Services Departments Utilizing Time-Stratified Systems Theory
Written by Donald Gould
Monday, 10 September 1984 19:00
This PhD Dissertation is presented in marginally searchable PDF format and is downloadable as 3 PDF files:
Part1 - 3.2MB (73 pages),
Part2 - 2.9MB (68 pages), and
Part3 - 3.0MB (68 pages) in size respectively .
Dissertation: 1984, PhD, University of Southern California, California, United States
"This study is concerned with determining the levels of work performed in academic library technical services deparments in order to differentiate between professional and non-professional work utilizing Time-Stratified Systems Theory.
It is the first study of its kind to examine work in libraries, and the first time-span study to examine an occupational field on a cross-institutional basis. It is necessarily then a methodological study, but the results should provide a strong indication of the levels of work being performed in academic library technical services deparments.
Its goals are to provide a beginning toward a greater understanding of the actual nature and levels of library work, and to serve as a guide for future studies utilizing Time-Stratified Systems Theory."
Part 1 - Gouldd Phd 1984-1 (3.09 MB)
Part 2 - Gouldd Phd 1984-2 (2.82 MB)
Part 3 - Gouldd Phd 1984-3 (2.95 MB)