ERIC Number: ED033737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-30
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A Bibliographic Bank for Resource Sharing in Library Systems: A Feasibility Study. Final Report.
Schwartz, Eugene S.; Saxe, Henry I.
This study of resource sharing among public libraries was made possible by six library systems in northern Illinois. With the organization of the library systems and development of interlibrary loan services and other cooperative activities, the problem of extending resource sharing among member libraries and between library systems arose. Several library systems have initiated union catalogs and a primary consideration of this study has been the status and utility of those union catalogs. The study indicates that union catalogs for library systems will not be of much practical value in interlibrary loan services and that money and effort can be better expended in other directions. The direction with the greatest potential is automated centralized processing and cataloging. The cataloging performed by the Library of Congress and available in its catalog cards and Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) magnetic tapes is a means to avoid unnecessary cataloging duplication and provides a convenient tool for automated processing. (Author/CC)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago. Research Inst.