ERIC Number: ED253241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Alaska is a Library. The Alaska Library Network: A Review of Its Components, Status, and Dreams for the Future.
Lesh, Nancy, Ed.; Morse, B. Jo, Ed.
Papers presented at the annual conference of the Alaska Library Association (AkLA) focused on the Alaska Library Network with special emphasis on collection development and resource sharing through networking. Papers and reports from the conference, some of which have been updated, are presented in six chapters. The first provides an overview of collection development in Alaska; how-to information and criteria for assessment activities; summaries of discussions of collection development in various types of libraries; the keynote address by Paul Mosher of Stanford University; and a list of people to contact for help. The second chapter includes a discussion of automation and its use in libraries; information on how to prepare for automation; descriptions of the WLN and OCLC automated systems and factors involved in using a stand-alone system; an overview of the experiences of a school district participating in WLN; and information on automated circulation systems being used in the state. The third chapter provides information on microforms and sources for microfiche readers, and descriptions of the basic tools and distribution systems for resource sharing in Alaska. The last three chapters present comments made by the Alaska State Librarian during the conference, a description of the status of the Alaska Library Network and a set of draft recommendations for its growth and development, and summaries of four conference workshops. (THC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Library, Juneau.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage.
Note: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Alaska Library Association (Sitka, AK, March 5-7, 1984).