ERIC Number: ED046413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Scientific and Technical Information in Canada, Part II, Chapter 3: Universities.
Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
The universities' need for knowledge is expanding with the knowledge being created, but the need is for knowledge to be readily available, not for it to be permanently stored on each campus. To accomplish this entails dedicating existing libraries to the service of all universities through interlibrary loans, extending interlibrary cooperation to embrace coordination of purchasing and cataloging, establishing regional storage centers for little-used materials, and acceptance of a retirement policy for library holdings that would optimize conservation of useful knowledge, on the one hand, and use of storage facilities and human resources on the other. This new approach would also bring university libraries into a more relevant relation with society especially the industries which help support the universities. Universities are a major source of the manpower possessing the skills needed for creating a national information network and for training the personnel to operate the network. Recommendations for policies to achieve a national information network and for training personnel to operate the network are listed. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Foreign Countries, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Science, Interlibrary Loans, National Programs, Personnel Needs, Training, Universities
Queen's Printer for Canada, Ottawa, Canada ($1.75)
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Authoring Institution: Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Scientific and Technical Information
Note: Special Study 8