ERIC Number: ED163900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Resource Sharing in New York State's Library Systems: A User's Perspective. Response prepared by Frances Clark.
Costello, Timothy W.
In order to provide users with increased access to information and recreational materials, all libraries should be included in shared resource planning with the state providing incentive funding. The State Education Department would encompass all libraries, museums, botanical, and zoological entities to promote cooperative, imaginative library use. The state should be organized in library regions, establishing a network to increase access. Cross system possibilities include: (1) joining school and public libraries, although resource interchange rather than combination might prove more beneficial; (2) community access to university libraries; (3) cross-registration; (4) cooperative technical processing, further expedited by advanced technology; and (5) the development of a complete union catalog. Libraries could match hours with user needs and develop programs of operations research. Obstacles to regional development include jurisdictional questions, possible impeding laws, and scarcity of funds. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Governor's Commission on Libraries, Albany, NY.
Identifiers: Access to Information; New York
Note: Position paper and response prepared for the New York State Governor's Conference on Libraries