ERIC Number: ED167195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
A National Periodicals Center Technical Development Plan.
Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
This technical plan for developing, managing, and operating a national periodicals center (NPC), which was prepared at the request of the Library of Congress, is designed so that it could be used by the Library or any other agency prepared to assume responsibility for the creation of a major periodicals facility. The overall goal of the NPC is to improve access to periodical literature for libraries and thus to individuals using libraries (1) by providing an efficient, reliable, and responsive document delivery system for periodical literature, (2) by establishing effective working relationships with the publishing community, and (3) by helping to shape a national library system through its operating policies and procedures. Means of achieving these objectives are discussed in chapters focusing on specific issues: access to NPC, NPC-publishing community relationship, collection development, referral system, delivery, technical aspects (preservation, reprographics, collections storage and retrieval, communications, bibliographic control, technical processing, and systems development), site considerations, governance, and management. An implementation plan is also provided. Appendices include an estimate of request traffic, additional communications details, data-processing considerations, estimated load factors, full-time equivalent staffing levels by year, and a bibliography. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.