ERIC Number: ED047765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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NYSILL (New York State Interlibrary Loan) Evaluation: Phase III, 1969.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Library Development.
This evaluation, prepared by the staff of the Bureau of Academic and Research Libraries of the Division of Library Development of the New York State Library, analyzes the New York State Interlibrary Loan (NYSILL) system's performance in 1969, It reports on a detailed review of the whole NYSILL system as well as the two regional systems within it. It is primarily a statistical report describing and analyzing the volume of requests handled by the NYSILL system, the fill rates and elapsed time for filled requests, and an analysis of the "urgent" and the "direct" options incorporated during Phase II. There are brief statistical reports on the relative use of NYSILL by various types of patrons and by various types of libraries, and the report includes figures on types of subjects handled by NYSILL, forms of material handled, and the number and disposition of requests eligible for referral in the network. Costs have also been examined and are reported on, and a special section deals with the developing use of technology to automate the NYSILL system. The report includes some of the recommendations which arise from the statistical results. (Author/SC)
Descriptors: Automation, Evaluation, Interlibrary Loans, Libraries, Library Automation, Library Networks, Library Services, State Libraries
Division of Library Development, New York State Library, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12210
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Library Development.