A Feasibility Study of Centralized and Regionalized Interlibrary Loan Centers

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Association of Research Libr, 1973 - Interlibrary loans - 74 pages
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Page 41 - appropriate region" may be a single state, in the case of a populous state which already has a hierarchical or other Interlibrary loan system. In other cases, it might be a group of adjoining states.
Page 6 - Commission the necessary background information for a full-scale investigation of the development of a national center or a system of regional centers that would provide user access to library materials of all types not available locally. Subsequent to the Stevens study, Westat, Inc. was awarded a contract by the Commission to consider the role of regional resource centers and bibliographic centers in a national...
Page 41 - ... better organization of interlibrary loan on a national basis and compensation to existing large libraries to supplement their staffs and their resources to enable them to cope with the present and expected volume on interlibrary loan traffic . It Is recommended that a national system for interlibrary lending be established with strong central planning and coordination but a highly decentralized service program, according to the following outline. 1. The National Commission on Libraries and Information...
Page 3 - ... resource centres having strong collections in a number of subject fields to fill interlibrary loan requests which could not be filled in the local area, state, or multistete system of the borrowing library, and (c) back-up centres to fill requests which the resource centres were unable to fill. Subject level co-operative ventures : Problems : A complete caverage of national, local and subject coverage co-operation scheme is a dream for the future.
Page 59 - The Developing National Library Network in Great Britain.
Page 41 - ... believed that the present resources in United States libraries are sufficient to meet present interlibrary loan needs. It cannot be emphasized enough that this proposal assumes that libraries will not reduce their individual acquisitions below the level needed to support their normal needs. At this time, it is hoped that the major problems will be solved by better organization of interlibrary loan on a national basis and compensation to existing large libraries to supplement their staffs and...
Page 44 - ... to make its holdings known, as far as possible, through the publication of its catalog. 6. The support required for 'development costs, annual grants, compensation fees,, etc., is the responsibility of the federal government, since the service being provided is a national one.
Page 43 - ... library in the region has a copy, to a library outside the region. If this library cannot fill the request, the bibliographic center is to try another source and finally the national center. 4. The resource center...
Page 6 - Stevens for the ARL on the feasibility of centralized. and regionalized interlibrary loan centers. The study, funded by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, had two primary objectives: to identify the major problems of the existing interlibrary loan system and recommend approaches to their solution, and to provide the Commission...
Page 54 - Characteristics of Materials Used in Research in United States History," Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago, 1951.

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