Patricia M. Larsen Papers, ca. 1988-1994

Collection Overview

Title: Patricia M. Larsen Papers, ca. 1988-1994

Record Series: 22/03/02/01

Record Group:

22/03/02 Faculty & Staff Papers

Creator: Larsen, Patricia M.

Date: ca. 1988-1994

Extent: 2 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Historical Note

Patricia Larsen was the Assistant Director of the Library from 1988-1993.

Scope and Content

This collection contains mainly material related to the automation of the library in the late 1980s and early 1990s.



Folder 1: Technical Services, meetings and minutes

Folder 2: Technical Services cost analysis, 1975

Folder 3: Library Assistant job study, 1988

Folder 4: Library surveys

Folder 5: Architectural Selection Committee

Folder 6: Collection management and development, implementation and history

Folder 7: Collection Development Librarians, minutes of meetings

Folder 8: Collection development, early years around 1990

Folder 9: List of serials

Folder 10: Automation project communications

Folder 11: Library automation, early planning, 1985

Folder 12: Automation Planning Advisory Committee

Folder 13: Library Automation Planning Coordinator Committee

Folder 14: Library Automation Advisory Committee

Folder 15: Year-end money for automation

Folder 16: Requests for information, automated system

Folder 17: Innovative Interfaces RFQ

Folder 18: Vendor demonstrations

Folder 19: Online systems and specifications

Folder 20: Automated systems evaluations

Folder 21: Automation contracts

Folder 22: Response time testing

Folder 23: Student computer fee projects

Folder 24: Joint Student Computer Fee Committee


Folder 1: Innopac training

Folder 2: Innopac communications

Folder 3: Innopac circulation

Folder 4: User Interface Task Force

Folder 5: Online Systems Implementation Coordinating Committee

Folder 6: Innovative Interfaces national users group, enhancements

Folder 7: Blackwell North American tape processing contract

Folder 8: Online system dedication, 1989

Folder 9: Network planning and implementation

Folder 10: CD-ROM network

Folder 11: Microcomputers in the library

Folder 12: Microcomputer grant

Folder 13: Iowa OCLC Users Group

Folder 14: ILA/ACRL Working Group on Communications and Networking

Folder 15: ILA/ACRL Coordinating Committee

Folder 16: Carver Grant, ILA/ACRL Cooperating Working Group

Folder 17: Group access Capability

Folder 18: Blue Ribbon Task Force on Libraries, 1988

Processing Information

Collection inventoried and processed and finding aid created by Library Associate Dave Hoing, September 2017. Updated January 2018 and April 2018 (dh). Linear feet updated on September 20, 2017.