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Abstract

This research paper involved a survey of 100 full-time library media specialists in Iowa's public schools to determine expenditures for collection development during the 1988-89 school year. The summary report included a comparison of the Iowa survey results to national survey findings and percentages of total educational materials budget spent on various types of media in Iowa's public schools. Iowa's mean and median expenditures for books, computer software, and other audio-visual materials were below national figures; only periodical expenditures were above. It was shown that a majority of library media specialists in Iowa spent 55 percent or more of their materials budget for books, five percent or less for professional materials, 20 percent or more for periodicals, and Jess than 20 percent for audio-visual materials. Considering only the non-print materials budget, the majority of Iowa school library media specialists spent 25 percent or more for computer software and less than 75 percent for other audio-visual materials, including filmstrips, audio and video recordings, kits, CD/Laser disks, and transparencies.

Year of Submission

1990

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Library Science

First Advisor

Elizabeth Martin

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Date Original

7-11-1990

Object Description

1 PDF file (iii, 47 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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