ERIC Number: ED122748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
Initiating the Design and Development of a Western Interstate Bibliographic Network. First Quarterly Report, July-September 1975.
Duggan, Maryann; And Others
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) received a year's grant from the Council on Library Resources to design and develop a library network for the 17 western states. Major activities of the first quarter included: (1) hiring a systems analyst, cost study investigator, research assistant, and secretary, and selecting a project director; (2) setting up the project's administrative organization; (3) reviewing recent automation and networking developments likely to affect the project; and (4) initiating review of potential components for a western network. The concept for a western network was based on "internetting" two developing bibliographic utilities--BALLOTS (Bibliographic Automation of Large Library Operations using a Time-sharing System) and the Washington Library Network--and three major bibliographic centers offering location information for holdings of western libraries--the Bibliographic Center for Research, the Pacific Northwest Bibliographic Center, and the California State Library Union Catalog--to provide technical processing and interlibrary loan products and services to libraries in the West. (Author/PF)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Costs, Library Automation, Library Networks, Regional Cooperation, Regional Libraries, Union Catalogs
Publications Unit, WICHE, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.