ERIC Number: ED104444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
National Planning and Academic Libraries.
McDonald, John P.
The efforts of university libraries in the United States to develop and implement rational plans are exemplified by the activities of the Association of Research Libraries, originator of various plans for library cooperation including the Farmington Plan and the National Program for Acquisitions and Cataloging. Another example of effective cooperation among university libraries is the Center for Research Libraries, a libraries' library from which 78 members borrow needed publication. Recently, developments deriving from technological change have given rise to a number of important new agencies capable of rendering machine-based services to large numbers of libraries, such as the Ohio College Library Center. An effective national library system will require further planning and cooperation in the areas of development of resources, bibliographic control and access, physical access to resources and communication systems, and preservation of printed materials. Existing projects can provide the groundwork for a national system, but continued planning will be necessary. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.