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ERIC Number: ED221214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8444-0403-9
Document Delivery--Background Papers Commissioned by the Network Advisory Committee. Network Planning Paper Number 7.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Network Development Office.
Three papers set the framework for a 1982 program session on document delivery organized by the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee. Following a list of committee members, the first paper, by James L. Wood describes: (1) dimensions of document delivery activity in the United States including statistics on borrowing and lending organizations, document delivery transactions, fill rates, turnaround times, types of documents requested, and costs; (2) component parts of the current document delivery process, incorporating awareness of document existence; identification of sources for borrowing; request verification, generation, transmittal, and processing; loan or copy transmittal; fee payment; and return of originals; and (3) changes expected in the document delivery process up to 1986. A glossary and explanation of acronyms are provided. The second paper, by M. E. L. Jacob, briefly reviews the technologies affecting document delivery in terms of input, storage, communication, and output. A bibliography is supplied. The third paper, by Susan H. Crooks, sets the stage for the future of libraries in the year 2000 by creating five scenarios encompassing a printed text service without books, a national reference service provided by a public corporation, a community culture center, a college/university information service, and an institute of research libraries. The impact of technology and market developments on library services is also discussed. (ESR)
Customer Services Section, Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20541 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Network Development Office.