ERIC Number: ED031277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
Specification of a Mechanized Center for Information Services for a Public Library Reference Center. Final Report. Part 2, A State Library-Network for Technical Information Service to California Business and Industry.
Reilly, K. D.
This part of the final report provides an historical context for a state technical information system by reviewing prior work toward establishment of state-wide cooperation among libraries, with particular emphasis on service to business and industry. It then outlines a network schematic which incorporates both geographic groupings and specialty groupings of libraries. It defines two kinds of centralized facilities: a processing center and a switching center. The processing center serves the function of producing for wide-scale distribution catalogs of the holdings of groups of libraries. The switching center serves as a directory service, providing both the information and the technology for facilitating communications among libraries. This part of the report concludes with a time-table for network development, covering efforts now underway or soon to be started and those planned for the future. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Inst. of Library Research.
Note: Related documents are LI 001 642, LI 001 644, LI 001 645, and LI 001 646.