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ERIC Number: ED023437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 68
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A Library Service Center for Suburban Maryland County Library Systems, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Montgomery, Prince George's; An Establishment Proposal.
Duchac, Kenneth F.
Based on a year of inquiry and consultation, this report of the Suburban Maryland Project confirms the feasibility of cooperative technical service functions for the four public library systems of suburban Maryland. It is recommended that the proposed Library Service Center be assigned the ordering, acquisition, cataloging, preparation for book catalog input, and processing operations for the library systems. A variety of methods for handling the Center's work were explored and the methods responsive to the systems' needs are recommended and described. Topics covered include: legal considerations, organization of the Center, personnel and staff, space requests, scope of the Center's operation, cost estimates, financing the Center, and prospects for expansion of operations. Appendixes include proposed legislation to provide for establishment of cooperative library service centers, a compilation of data on current practices in technical services sections, and excerpts from "Cooperative Processing Center--System Outline," Heliodyne Corporation, June, 1968. (JB)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
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Identifiers: Maryland