ERIC Number: ED049777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-19
Reference Count: 0
Appraisal of the Effectiveness of CODE; The Coordinated Delivery System for the South Central Research Library Council, January to December 1970.
Faibisoff, Sylvia G.
A major concern of the South Central Research Library Council in establishing an interlibrary loan network was the development of a Coordinated Delivery system (CODE). Several means of delivery were considered--the U.S. mails, commercial trucking (Greyhound, United Parcel Service), and use of the public library system's delivery services. A combined use of the public library system's service and United Parcel Service was accepted and became operational at the end of January 1970. This method, with a subcommittee established to work out details regarding acceleration of delivery times, was considered the most satisfactory. The advantages are that it reduces some costs, allows for personal interchange between the libraries, and fosters shared resources of both the public and academic libraries of the region. (SG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Central Research Library Council, Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers: New York; South Central Research Library Council