ERIC Number: ED053726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May-24
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Interlibrary Cooperation in the Baltimore--Washington Area.
Committee on Information Hang-ups, Washington, DC.
A survey of interlibrary cooperative projects engaging libraries and librarians in the Baltimore - Washington metropolitan area that could be identified during the winter and spring months of 1970-71 are presented. Cooperative projects discussed included: (1) Union Lists such as the "Journal Holdings in the Washington - Baltimore area," published annually by computer print-out which represents holdings of 44 different libraries, mostly non-government and a "Union List of Serials in the Libraries of the Consortium of Universities of the Metropolitan Washington Area," published by the Catholic University Press; (2) Networks currently in use in the area and (3) Informal Organizations which were started to fill the need for interlibrary loans among small libraries of similar interest. The origin of the Committee on Information Hang-Ups is related and its decision not to disband after completing the study, "Information Hang-Ups," but instead to study other problems insoluble for the individual libraries but possibly vulnerable to the attack by a group of concerned libraries is discussed. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Committee on Information Hang-ups, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia