ERIC Number: ED024425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Interlibrary Cooperation Under Title III of the Library Services and Construction Act; A Preliminary Study for the California State Library.
This preliminary exploration of possible approaches in California to implementation of Title III of the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) is based on a review of the literature on library cooperation, an examination of existing data on California libraries, and interviews with kay people in the California library field. The report examines: (1) the legislative and professional background of cooperative library systems in California, (2) existing California county and regional library systems, (3) present and proposed cooperative efforts among the several types of libraries, (4) the desirable objectives of such efforts, (5) possible organizational structures and bases of financial support, and (6) avenues of further study and planning. The seven major areas of possible coordination that might be incorporated into Title III projects are communication, bibliographical services, delivery services, reference services, order and catalog processes, collection building, and mechanization. Recommended organizational structure involves three patterns of coordination: (1) geographical or regional systems, (2) systems of special subject libraries, and (3) statewide services by major research libraries and the State Library, involving an extension of the State Library's responsibility to include service to all types of libraries. (JB)
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Sponsor: California State Library, Sacramento.
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Identifiers: California; Library Services and Construction Act