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ERIC Number: ED100389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 26
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The Relationship and Involvement of the Special Library with the National Program. Related Paper No. 3.
Strable, Edward G.
Special libraries can be expected to accept and approve the National Program for Library and Information Services although certain aspects of the program are antithetical to the nature of the special library. Traditionally independent, special libraries tend to have a local rather than national orientation and to resist standardization. Although library networks are very useful to special libraries, they cannot always return equivalent service to other libraries. The highly specialized collections and skills of a special librarian should be the major contribution of special libraries to national cooperation, but some libraries may make only financial contributions to networking. Special libraries are well-prepared to accept the national program's emphases on the information function and on the use of new technologies. A list of needs to be filled and activities to be undertaken completes the paper. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC. National Program for Library and Information Services.