ERIC Number: ED176766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Resource Sharing through an Exchange Center, USBE.
Ball, Alice D.
The Universal Serials and Book Exchange, Inc. (USBE), which serves as a centralized clearinghouse set up in 1948 by several American library and scholarly associations and the Library of Congress, receives, processes, and redistributes surplus and duplicate publications. During the first half of its operating life, USBE concentrated on the distribution of American publications to libraries outside the United States which had lost their collections during the war or were developing a library system for the first time. After 1963, the emphasis shifted to monitoring resource sharing within the United States. By 1973, the USBE focused on international publication again, and currently distributes publications to libraries in all areas of the world, to developing and developed countries alike. In 1977 USBE received 5000 publications each working day from more than 50 countries. (Author/JEG) 5,000 publications each working day from more than 50 countries. (Author/JEG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for the 1977 IFLA/UNESCO Pre-Session on Resource Sharing of Libraries in Developing Countries (Antwerp, Belgium, August 30-September 4, 1977); For related documents, see IR 007 707-722