ERIC Number: ED118095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Networks and the University Library; Proceedings of an Institute Presented by the University Libraries Section, Association of College & Research Libraries (Las Vegas, Nevada, June 21-23, 1973).
Anderson, LeMoyne W., Ed.
Papers from an institute on the university's role in information networks are presented. Two introductory papers define networks in general and consider reasons for their existence in academic libraries. Five papers describe operational networks: Ohio College Library Center (OCLC), Stanford's BALLOTS system, the Minnesota Interlibrary Teletype Exchange (MINITEX), the Total Interlibrary Exchange (TIE) in Southern California, and the Middle Atlantic Research Library Information (MARLIN) system. Factors contributing to the success and failure of networks are considered, as are constraints in the areas of jurisdiction, organization, finances; procedures, and personnel. The final three papers cover the potential for state networks, prospects for nationwide networks, and possibilities and needs for future networks. (LS)
Descriptors: Cataloging, College Libraries, Conference Reports, Databases, Information Networks, Information Systems, Institutional Cooperation, Library Automation, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Services, Library Technical Processes, National Programs, Reference Services, Research Libraries, State Programs
Association of College and Research Libraries, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 ($3.00/if payment accompanies order; $5.00/if invoice requested)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL. Univ. Libraries Section.