ERIC Number: ED349984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Upward and Onward: An Original Approach to the Continuance of Inter-Library Loans in Rural, Northeastern Arizona after the Close of the Arizona Inter-Library Loan Center.
Rothlisberg, Allen P.
Rural Arizona libraries received a severe blow when the Arizona Inter-Library Loan Center closed because of lack of funds. No northeastern Arizona libraries have been invited to join a new Arizona database, which is a spin-off of OCLC, and none of these rural libraries are in OCLC. The libraries will also have to pay long distance and user fees to access the system. In response, the Navajo County Library Consortium, which represents 77 libraries in one of the two counties in northeastern Arizona, is developing strategies for filling the gap created by the loss of interlibrary loan services. A system to interconnect the libraries and their catalogs is being investigated, and the libraries are pooling their periodical resources. Apache County, the other county in northeast Arizona, has been invited to join this network. The strong, area-wide library community, which has been created by Northland Pioneer College's library/media technology program, will continue to seek solutions. Recognizing that the development of marketing and advocacy programs that involve library patrons are essential to the effort to preserve and expand library services in this rural area, the consortium has already taken several steps toward implementing such programs. (Contains 19 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northland Pioneer Coll., Holbrook, AZ.
Identifiers: Arizona; Northland Pioneer College AZ