ERIC Number: ED243479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Automated Resource Sharing in Massachusetts: A Plan.
This report presents a conceptual framework for developing a multitype resource sharing library network utilizing automated technologies in Massachusetts. Sections describe the need for a resource sharing network plan; past planning efforts; current library automation and cooperative activities; goals and objectives related to meeting the information needs of Massachusetts residents; user and library needs; activities and advantages of resource sharing networks; barriers to networking; automated networking; the mission statement for developing automated library networking in Massachusetts; principles which should be employed in designing the resource sharing network; the designated structure of the network; activities relating to the resource sharing mission statement; adherence to standards; network funding and governance; legislation needed to facilitate resource sharing in Massachusetts; the role of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in an automated resource sharing network; the need for and methods of bibliographic record conversion to machine readable form; making the public aware of the network; and network evaluation. Also presented are 10 recommendations for establishing an automated resource sharing network, a 106-item bibliography, a position paper by Roland R. Piggford, and a policy report on resource sharing among libraries within the Massachusetts higher education system. (ESR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston.
Identifiers: Machine Readable Data; Massachusetts; Multitype Library Networks; Resource Sharing