ERIC Number: ED095914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Resource and Bibliographic Support for a Nationwide Library Program. Final Report.
Palmour, Vernon E.; And Others
This study was commissioned to delineate the role of resource and bibliographic centers in the national network of library and information services proposed by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. As background material, an overview of existing centers was constructed from earlier interlibrary loan studies; small surveys of public, special, and state library agencies; and staff visits to a number of existing centers and regional networks. To meet the need for improved resource sharing, a recommended structure for the coordination and integration of resource and bibliographic centers into a national network for improved interlibrary loan service was developed. As part of this design the nation was divided into a number of suggested bibliographic regions and delivery zones for the physical supply of requested materials. Various kinds and levels of services have been considered at each level within the program--national, regional, zone, state, and local. Estimated developmental and operational costs are shown along with a proposed schedule for the accomplishment of the recommended program. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.