ERIC Number: ED046478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The New England Deposit Library and the Hampshire Interlibrary Center. A Survey of Two Storage Libraries Performed for the University Libraries of British Columbia.
The New England Deposit Library (NEDL) is a storage library in which the participants rent space; revenue from rents supports the operation of the library, and varies according to the space held on behalf of each participants, whether occupied or not. NEDL does not own its collections, but merely stores them--there is no common use. The Hampshire Interlibrary Center (HILC) is a jointly owned library of research material, supplementing the resources of the individual participants. Each participant pays an equal share of the operating budget. HILC owns its collections, which are loaned to the participants. The operation, facilities, costs, and services of each of these libraries are explored in order to determine which features might be suitable for British Columbia where, within a decade, the three university libraries will have grown beyond the capacity of present and projected library buildings. It is unlikely that microform or computer technology will soon provide an economic alternative to physical volumes as a means of storing knowledge. (NH)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver.
Identifiers: Book Storage; Hampshire Interlibrary Center MA; New England Deposit Library MA