ERIC Number: ED045862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Library Network Alternatives for the State of Washington. Final Report.
Reynolds, Maryan E.; And Others
Presented are analyses of likely effects of implementing either a regional or state-wide library network for the State of Washington. If a more sophisticated system is adopted over the present system, the functions of interlibrary loan, technical services, and collection management would be facilitated through new organizational arrangements. It is essential to consider the consequences in terms of both cost and benefits and their distribution among participating libraries. This research also demonstrates the need for a more extensive and reliable data base regarding library operations in the state. While this study has been primarily concerned with operating costs, estimates must be made of initial costs of setting up a new network, such as investment in computer hardware and other equipment, development of procedures and software, and employee training. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Library, Olympia.