ERIC Number: ED057852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Survey of Interlibrary Cooperation.
Weber, David C.; Lynden, Frederick C.
The most significant trends in interlibrary cooperation are summarized and some early examples and developments to the present day are selectively reviewed. Except for a small section of international library cooperation the concentration is on cooperation among public, state, special, academic, and federal libraries of the U.S.A. The efforts of library professional organizations to promote library cooperation are also covered. The entire paper is divided into two parts: cooperation by type of library organization and cooperation by function, and in each part the major problems are briefly identified. Within each topic references are made to major works treating the particular topic, and a complete citation is included in the working bibliography. Because of the need to limit treatment of this subject, developments in cooperation among school libraries, among federal departmental libraries, between libraries and the book trade, and between libraries and the indexing and abstracting services are not treated. This paper also does not discuss contributions towards standardization, such as the ANSI Committees Z39 and PH5, despite its fundamental position in support of the development of interlibrary services and systems. (Other papers from this conference are available as LI 003360 - 003364 and LI 003366 through LI 003390) (Author/NH)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Conferences, Development, Government Libraries, Information Networks, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Surveys, Special Libraries, State Libraries
In "Proceedings of the Conference on Interlibrary Communications and Information Networks," edited by Joseph Becker. American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611 ($15.00)
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Sponsor: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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