Education's Library:

Actions Needed to Improve Usefulness

T-HRD-92-18: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1992.

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GAO discussed the Department of Education's Research Library, focusing on the: (1) scholastic and historic value of the Library's collection; (2) effectiveness of services provided to Education employees; and (3) need to expand public access to the Library. GAO noted that: (1) a mission statement and collection development policy, together, should form the basis for the Secretary of Education's decisions regarding the Library; (2) the Library's historical collections are valuable, and provide information unavailable in other libraries; (3) Department of Education employees' use of the Library is limited because it lacks needed materials; (4) about one-half of the Library's collection has not been cataloged and is not retrievable and useful to users; (5) many organizations are unaware of the Library or its collections; and (6) about 40,000 books in the historical and rare book collections are poorly maintained and preserved.

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