Office of the President
August 29, 1961
CHIEF CAMPUS OFFICERS:
The report of the Library Council for the academic year 1960-61 notes that "The apparently high operating costs of the libraries on the larger campuses can be attributed in part to the large number of departmental and branch libraries and other service points rather than to processing costs. These extra services and facilities were demanded by the faculty and approved by the administration. They are useful to the faculty, but they are in large measure responsible for high costs. The administration's support for continuance of centralized rather than fragmented services wherever this is advisable and feasible on the various campuses will help keep costs down".
This is to call your attention to the desirability of following a policy of centralized rather than fragmented services wherever, in the Council's words, "this is advisable and feasible".
Copies to: Members of the Library Council.