ERIC Number: ED126884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Information through Cooperative Action Library Services in Metropolitan Washington. Annual Report, 1975-1976.
Gell, Marilyn, Ed.
The Librarians Technical Committee of the Metropolitan Washington D.C. Council of Governments (COG) is responsible for developing cooperative programs among libraries in the Washington metropolitan area (including parts of Maryland and Virginia), among libraries of all types, and between libraries and other agencies. The committee facilitates use of information resources through a union list of serials, the Metropolitan Area Interlibrary Loan Service (MAILS), a newsletter, a universal library card, and the joint procurement of library supplies. Support of local librarians includes continuing education programs, a jobline, an intern program, and a master calendar of association meetings. Library data is collected and information system surveys are conducted as a basis for effective library planning. The committee also defines and interprets the role of libraries in providing information to COG and its member jurisdictions. Various meetings and task forces allow the committee to promote exchanges of experience, skill, and resources. Appendixes contain the organization's bylaws as well as statistical data from MAILS, the jobline, and both academic and public libraries. (Author/LS)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Information Networks, Information Services, Institutional Cooperation, Interlibrary Loans, Librarians, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Role, Metropolitan Areas, Regional Cooperation, Serials, Union Catalogs
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 1225 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services.; Virginia State Library, Richmond.; District of Columbia Public Library, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia