ERIC Number: ED073778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan-17
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A Survey of the Indiana Library TWX Network System as Implemented by the Indiana State Library and the Four State University Libraries.
Tolliver, Don L.; Drake, Miriam
The major objective of this survey is to describe and evaluate current policies, activities, staffing and use of the (Teletype Writer Exchange) TWX System by the Indiana State Library and the four university libraries. Data were collected by the interview method from a total of eighteen employees; each of whom were actively involved in one of the ILL/TWX offices of the five institutions visited. The TWX network is operating reasonably well for the four state university libraries. There was no indication that a major ILL/TWX crisis existed between or among the respective institutions. However, this is not to say that everyone has a clear picture of the current objectives, eventual direction, and outcome of the TWX network and its operation at the university level. In any case, past action among the four state university libraries indicates that as ILL/TWX problems arose, steps were taken to arrive at a satisfactory solution. The ILL/TWX offices of these four institutions do not depend heavily upon the State Library for either leadership or service. Rather, they look to one another, as well as, other major lending libraries outside the State of Indiana for materials which are largely theoretical, scholarly, or esoteric in nature. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Instructional Media Research Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana