ERIC Number: ED200209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Florida Interlibrary Loan Improvement Project. Final Report.
Linsley, Laurie S.
This study of the Florida Library Information Network (FLIN) interlibrary loan patterns and problems consisted of five primary activities: (1) a literature search; (2) an examination of statewide interlibrary loan (ILL) network models through a survey of all the state libraries and on-site visits to four of them; (3) an examination of ILL patterns in Florida libraries and identification of specific problems with FLIN through a survey of 530 FLIN users; (4) a workshop to obtain feedback from the 14 FLIN resource libraries; and (5) data analyses and recommendations based on the findings. Information elicited from FLIN users included staffing, delivery systems, cooperative endeavors, ILL statistics, request time, use of the OCLC Interlibrary Loan System, charges, suggestions for cost savings, performance of FLIN, strengths and weakness of FLIN, and suggestions for improvement of the system, as well as ILL personnel salaries and annual expenditures for ILL operations. The larger portion of the report is concerned with the methodology of this survey and analyses of the data obtained. An annotated bibliography of 20 references is provided, and copies of the two questionnaires for FLIN users are appended, together with raw data. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Library, Tallahassee.; Florida Dept. of State, Tallahassee.