ERIC Number: ED082787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan-22
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A National Program for the Association of Research Libraries. Minutes of the Meeting (79th, January 22, 1972, Chicago, Illinois).
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.
A portion of this meeting was devoted to three concurrent discussion groups. Each focused on one aspect of what generally can be termed a national program for research libraries. The first group discussed the more important elements of the report of the Committee on Specifications for a Study of a Periodicals Resources Center. The question of such a center or centers, that would provide access to the journal literature, has become extremely important, because the number of journals now published and their ever increasing costs make it clear that individual research libraries may not be able to meet the bulk of their users' needs for journal articles. The second discussion dealt with the concept of officially designating the stronger collections in the various disciplines as national resources, which would receive continuing support from the federal government. The third group concerned itself with the prospect of developing a research library corporation. Following the discussions, the chairman of each group presented summaries to the entire membership. They appear in the body of these Minutes; the working papers for the groups are included as appendices. (Minutes of other ARL meetings are ED 067115 and LI 004 505-508 and 004 510 through 004 512.) (Author/SJ)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Library Associations, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Meetings, National Programs, Research Libraries, Serials
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Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.