ERIC Number: ED047711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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A Program for the Cooperative Acquisition and Use of Library Materials of Seven New England Liberal Arts Colleges (CONVAL) Based on an Analysis of Their Collections.
Balliot, Robert L.
The Connecticut Valley Libraries (CONVAL) is a consortium formed by the librarians of seven New England liberal arts colleges in order to use cooperative measures to make better use of library resources in the face of rising costs of materials and the increasing amount of materials needed in college libraries. A survey indicated strengths of the collections and identified special interests or unique holdings. The survey showed that, although there was great homogeneity among the collections, there was also considerable diversity among the special and unique holdings. Included in the recommendations for effecting cooperation through CONVAL were: CONVAL librarians actively participate in all aspects of academic planning; CONVAL be incorporated; each CONVAL library contribute equally to its maintenance; each library write an acquisitions policy statement; interlibrary loan privileges be extended to all classes of borrowers within the consortium; the CONVAL Director investigate the use of other storage facilities and make compacts with large libraries for access to their collections; teletype units be installed in all libraries and fully exploited in interlibrary lending; all libraries adopt the Library of Congress classification system and that Dartmouth be designated as the CONVAL Research Center for Automation. (NH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Western Carolina Univ., Cullowhee, NC.