ERIC Number: ED039906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Shared Acquisitions and Retention System (SHARES) for the New York Metropolitan Area; A Proposal for Cooperation Among METRO Libraries.
This is a study of the needs and potential of the Shared Acquisitions and Retention System (SHARES). Some preliminary recommendations are: (1) appoint a senior project officer; (2) organize a permanent machinery to coordinate acquisitions of expensive or bulky purchases among member libraries; (3) develop microfilm projects; (4) apply for funds from New York State, the federal government or from foundations to enable the purchase of materials considered to be essential for the region or the nation; (5) study the necessity of support for specific subject collections; (6) develop long range plans with regard to cooperation in acquisitions and possibly cooperative and/or centralized processing and (7) New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency (METRO) should contact libraries in its geographical area to take responsibility for the retention of last copies of certain types of material or of material in defined subject areas. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency, NY.