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ERIC Number: ED328272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Getting the Facts As Soon As Possible Through Fax.
Jensen, Jan; And Others
In response to both teachers' and students' needs, high school media specialists in Denver, Colorado, formed a resource sharing consortium called ASAP (As Soon As Possible), a multitype library telefacsimilie consortium, which is supported by 1988-1990 Library Services Construction Act (LSCA) funds. ASAP members include 14 high school library media centers in Colorado, two alternative schools, two academic libraries, one public library branch, one special library, and one vocational school. These 21 libraries share primarily serials documents and secondarily lesson plans and other interlibrary communications via fax. This article describes equipment selection, resource sharing agreements, serials directory information, and collection development activities of the consortium. From the first steps in grant writing and initial publicity through user evaluations and research findings, the ASAP story chronicles the first of seven subsequent projects that Colorado libraries are implementing in an effort to build upon statewide resource sharing efforts. ASAP focuses on five objectives: (1) to use telefacsimile technology to share documents and transfer information among multitype libraries in Jefferson County, Colorado; (2) to provide a serials directory of holdings to all member libraries; (3) to sustain ongoing interlibrary communication, cooperation, and collaboration; (4) to continue to develop and refine fax usage protocols, interlibrary loan, and resource sharing agreements; and (5) to provide leadership to other libraries interested in cultivating partnerships. (13 references) (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASAP Consortium; Denver Public Schools CO; Library Services and Construction Act