ERIC Number: ED094737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-19
Reference Count: N/A
A System for Interlibrary Communication (SILC).
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.
The minutes of a meeting sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is presented. Thirty-one representatives, primarily from the library community, met at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. on July 19, 1974, for an ARL-sponsored meeting to discuss a recently-completed feasibility study of a computer-based system for interlibrary communication (SILC). The meeting reviewed and summarized the major features of SILC services and functions including accounting, message switching and processing, and the referral of interlibrary loan messages transmitted between borrowing and lending libraries. A discussion of bibliographic verification and location information is included. However, the major portion of the minutes and the accompanying charts are devoted to the costs and funding of SILC. (WCM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.