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ERIC Number: ED142266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-18
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Northern Illinois Learning Resources Cooperative: A Study in Sharing.
Smith, Vicky
In order to meet the instructional support needs of a diverse student population, nine community colleges joined to form the Northern Illinois Learning Resources Cooperative (NILRC). Chartered as a not-for-profit corporation and initially funded with a grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the aims of NILRC are to reduce duplication of effort by exchanging locally produced, non-copyrighted audiovisual materials, to cooperatively purchase commercial media, to provide inservice workshops, and to share information on equipment, resources, and procedures. Participating colleges have access to materials through a computer-based catalog system employing telephone and teletype equipment for immediate search analysis. Pooled resources include slides, cassette players, videotape, typewriter rental, nonprint listening/viewing, audiovisual equipment loan, facilities for developing instructional media, and provision of individual and group meeting areas. A brief history, a copy of the legal agreement signed by participating colleges, and goals for continued development are appended. (RT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (57th, Denver, Colorado, April 17-20, 1977)