ERIC Number: ED168494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Canadian Union Catalogue Task Group Final Report to the National Librarian of Canada.
National Library of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
The Task Group advocates the development, with the guidance and support of the National Library of Canada, of a Canadian Library Network with the objectives of equalizing opportunity for access to information and making use of total Canadian library resources more cost-effective. This network would be composed of three interrelated components--a bibliographic network, a resource network, and a communications network. The bibliographic network would be based on a Canadian National Bibliographic Data Base compiled at the National Library of Canada. The resource network would be made up of the holdings of the National Library and other federal governmental libraries, designated resource libraries across the nation, and unique items held in other libraries. A communications network would consist of a delivery system for the actual transfer of items by such means as the postal service, interorganizational delivery, and information transmission systems. Costs of transmitting materials among libraries and of communications among libraries would be absorbed, alleviated, or, at the least, regionally equalized by the federal government. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Communications, Cost Effectiveness, Databases, Federal Aid, Information Retrieval, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, National Programs, Program Descriptions, Tables (Data), Union Catalogs
Minister of Supply and Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Cat No. SN3-59/1976)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Library of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).