ERIC Number: ED086256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Cooperative Information Network.
Choi, Susan E.
The Library Directors of Santa Clara County in July, 1972, organized the Cooperative Information Network (CIN), funded under the Library Services and Construction Act. The present CIN covers only information and reference services. CIN is composed of 83 libraries of six types: public, school, commercial organization, junior college, university, and non-commercial special. It is governed by a board of directors, composed of the County Librarian and six elected members, one from each type of library. The main expense involved so far has been the installation of TWX machines in 12 question referral centers. CIN's great advantage over other local library networks, is that it joins different types of libraries into one system, providing a large and varied pool of information to all members. Yet the differing structures of member libraries has also posed problems which must be worked out if CIN is to succeed. It seems that an information and reference service is a feasible beginning to total library cooperation. (Author/SL)
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Authoring Institution: Santa Clara County Library, San Jose, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California