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ERIC Number: ED124105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 41
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Library Co-operation in Great Britain: 1915-1972.
Heim, Kathleen M.
Cooperative library programs in Great Britain began with suggestions made in the 1915 Adams report commissioned by the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust. Following the report's recommendations and with grants from the trust, countries began library services to rural areas and the Central Library for Students (CLS) was formed and later became a clearinghouse for interlibrary loans. Recommendations adopted from the 1927 Kenyon report led to formation of regional library systems and centers and to the evolution of CLS into the National Central Library (NCL) in 1931. The 1942 McColvin report focused on dissatisfactions with the system, while the 1952 Vollans report examined some of its problems. Resulting recommendations led to cooperative acquisitions and the establishment of special subject collections. The Roberts report in 1959 led to the 1964 Public Libraries Act to provide supervision for public libraries and statutory provisions for regional councils. The innovative acquisitions policies of the director of the National Lending Library for Science and Technology (NLLST), the 1963 Parry report on university libraries, and especially the 1969 Dainton report on centralization led to the present reorganization of the system. The mainstay of the new system is the British Library and its four divisions: lending, which encompasses NCL and NLLST; reference, headed by the British Museum Library; bibliographic services; and central administration. (LS)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)