ERIC Number: ED188611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
National Interlending Systems: A Comparative Study of Existing Systems and Possible Models.
Line, Maurice B.; And Others
This work evaluates current interlending practice and various models of interlending provision among participants in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. It outlines the elements necessary in an interlending system and assesses the impact of technology on interlending. Factors relevant to the design, and criteria for judging the effectiveness of interlending systems are presented. Current practices are summarized as far as possible, and in the light of such information, potential basic and combined models are suggested. Factors telling against efficient national interlending systems are enumerated and the relationships between national interlending systems and other elements requiring national policy decision making are identified. The mechanics of interlending are also briefly considered. On the basis of these findings, conclusions are drawn and further studies are recommended. A part of the study describes interlending practices of each of 43 countries and national groups. The reprint of a paper on principles of national interlending systems and a bibliography of 309 citations are included. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).