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ERIC Number: ED039909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 24
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Meeting Information Needs in Ohio; A Report on a TWX Experiment and Elements That Will Assist in Designing a Reference and Information Network.
Ohio State Library, Columbus.
Ohio libraries are committed to development of a reference and information network. Duggan's twelve components are cited as useful in planning. A TWX experiment linking two union catalogs and the State Library is described. In a 172 day period (Feb.-Oct. 1969), 4502 requests (estimated as 44% or less of the current potential volume) entered the system. Of these, 2318 (52%) were found at the first station, 427 (10%) at the second station, and the remaining 38% were unlocated. 539 titles (12%) were located as a result of the connection. Of the 1719 not located, 413 were new publications outside the interlibrary loan code recognized by the union catalogs, and 996 were not identified in 3 bibliographic sources with indications that they were incorrect entries or material outside the scope of the catalogs. The report suggests that 87% of the "proper" requests could be located in Ohio libraries. The mean number of days items were in the system was 2.61, with a range of 1-13. The paper ends with suggestions for next steps including a demonstration of a statewide functional approach to meeting information needs of a specific target group. (Author/MF)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Library, Columbus.