ERIC Number: ED122750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-5
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Potential Components for the Western Bibliographic Network.
Pearson, Karl M., Jr.
Described are existing components that could be linked together to form a Western Bibliographic Network or could provide products and services for Network members. The components reviewed are: (1) state library agencies, research libraries, state and multistate library networks, and other regional organizations in the 17-state western region and the province of British Columbia; (2) organizations acting as bibliographic utilities to offer centralized, on-line computer support for technical processing, reference, and interlibrary loan; (3) catalog, serials, citation, and inventory control types of bibliographic data bases; and (4) telecommunications services. A survey of union serials data bases in the West is appended. (Author/PF)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Databases, Library Automation, Library Networks, Online Systems, Regional Cooperation, Research Libraries, Serials, State Libraries, Telecommunications, Union Catalogs
Publications Unit, WICHE, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Canada