ERIC Number: ED028794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Interlibrary Loan in New York State; A Report Prepared for the Division of Library Development of the New York State Library.
Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Discussed in this report are: (1) the current operations of the New York State Interlibrary Loan Network (NYSILL), (2) the role this network plays within the overall context of interlibrary borrowing and lending in the state, and (3) the possibilities for future development of these services. In addition to reviewing the projects, NYSILL is evaluated by examining other interlibrary loan systems and resources to establish the framework in which NYSILL operates and by studying the implications of NYSILL's modifications of the traditional procedures of interlibrary lending. Topics covered in the report include: the development of requests, the operation of the NYSILL network, regional networks and direct academic service, NYSILL and library technology, and interlibrary loan in New York State. It is concluded that NYSILL has fully demonstrated its value to library patrons, and it is recommended that the program be made one of the permanent reference and research services provided by the state. It is also concluded that the two regional interlibrary loan systems funded by the state at Buffalo and Rochester are complimentary to NYSILL and have proved to be successful, and it is suggested that these networks also be permanently funded. Appendixes include details on the library survey and the analysis of interlibrary loan requests, an interim report on phase I of the project, and a 79-item bibliography. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Automation, Information Needs, Interlibrary Loans, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Services, Library Surveys, Regional Programs, State Programs
Nelson Associates, Inc., 845 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022 ($10.00)
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Sponsor: New York State Library, Albany. Div. of Library Development.
Authoring Institution: Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.