ERIC Number: ED046421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Interlibrary Cooperation. Final Report.
Olson, Edwin E.
The major dimensions of interlibrary cooperation which have implications for manpower development in librarianship are identified, categorized and described. These dimensions include: (1) the "power budget" of a cooperative; that is, the capability of a cooperative as represented by its structure, resources, and decision-making processes to accomplish its goals; (2) the "domain" of a cooperative--the current and future claims the cooperative stakes out for itself; (3) a cooperative's "opportunities and constraints" such as orientation of director, capabilities of the staff, and the perceived barriers to goal achievement which intervene between a cooperative's power budget and its successful establishment and defense of a domain. Analyses of the aggregate data presented in this report, together with case study information, deal with typologies of library cooperative arrangements, the interrelationships among these dimensions, and the specific factors which affect cooperative development and sustenance. (MF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. School of Library and Information Services.
Note: Part of a program of research into the Identification of Manpower Requirements, the Educational Preparation and the Utilization of Manpower in the Library and Information Profession