ERIC Number: ED167101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Trust Territory and a Pacific Basin Consortium: A Point of View.
Jackson, Miles M.
Resource sharing through a consortium of libraries in the Pacific islands is proposed as a practical means of meeting the needs of the Trust Territory for information for social and economic development. Not only is the cost of library materials going up at inflationary rates, but the population in the Trust Territory is becoming more educated, and the leadership is passing into the hands of young college trained people who will need special information for decision-making. A new political status which is only a few years away will serve to increase information needs. A consortium designed to supply information for those individuals who are actively involved in government administration, science and technology, and education and health, would need at least three components to function: legal basis, funding basis, and programs. The organization, activities, and benefits are described for a U.S. consortium, which would consist of American Samoa, Guam, Trust Territory of the Pacific, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, and Hawaii. An alternative to formalizing an interlibrary consortium for the Pacific Basin would be for the Trust Territory to work closely with Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas in a Micronesian consortium, with a back-up resource center in Hawaii at either the university or the state library. (JVP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pacific Trust Territory (Marshall Islands)
Note: Paper presented at the Intergovernmental Conference on the Planning of National Documentation Library and Archives Infrastructures (Paris, 1974)