ERIC Number: ED026548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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The Extended and Experimenting College Library. Appendixes 1 - 3.
Taylor, Robert S.; Trueswell, Richard W.
There were four objectives in this first phase in developing the concept of the experimenting and extended college library: (1) exploration of the configurations, functions, and operations of the academic library in transition; (2) initial analysis of the elements of such a library in the context of an experimenting institution, i.e. Hampshire College; (3) design of a building for these elements; (4) analysis and prediction of interlibrary cooperation within a multi-college community. Building design was completed to include, as integral parts of the library, a book library, bookstore, display gallery, computing center, and an information transfer (INTRAN) experimental center. Studies have been initiated in library cooperation among the five institutions of this area. The project staff is reviewing the implications of MARC records and commercial processing on the automation of the college library. The relationship of book and non-book materials will be a critical problem for libraries in the future, as they move from object-oriented to communication-oriented institutions. Finally, the project is concerned with definition of experimental situations that can be undertaken when the college is in operation in 1970.
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hampshire Coll., Amherst, MA.