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ERIC Number: ED160102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-25
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Future: Cohabitation and Networking.
Terwilliger-Brown, Gloria
Networking, i.e., two or more libraries and/or organizations engaged in common problems of information exchange for functional purposes, is viewed in terms of the human aspects, the impact of technology, and the forced alliance with other fields. Projects in Tasmania relating to networking of administrative services for the public education system and the public library are referred to, followed by a general discussion of how technology, which has facilitated more widespread communication, has inevitably led to networking. Cohabitation is appropriately discussed in relation to networking and is defined as developing initially as an awareness phase, where mutual needs become apparent and lead to reciprocity. The future trends of networking include an increase in volume; more reciprocal agreements between public schools and libraries; the realization that cost effectiveness of computer and data base use will only occur through cooperative networking arrangements; the shift from limited service to full service networks; and from service to an elite group to service for all. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (Tasmania)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Library Association (Chicago, Illinois, June 25, 1978)