ERIC Number: ED227853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Library Resource Sharing through Bibliographic Utility Program Participation.
Trochim, Mary Kane
Information on the growth of bibliographic utilities and academic library networking is presented in this report, as well as profiles of interlibrary loan activity at six academic libraries who are members of a major bibliographic utility. Applications of computer technology and network participation in academic libraries, and the major events in the development of computer-assisted library cooperation are discussed. A description of the major bibliographic utilities includes OCLC, the Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN), and the Washington Library Network (WLN). The Council on Library Resources' project to devise a standard telecommunications protocol for bibliographic information exchange among RLIN, OCLC, and the Library of Congress (LC) is also briefly described. A review of interlibrary loan programs provided by OCLC and RLIN precedes individual reports on interlibrary lending at Indiana State University (Terre Haute, IN); Cornell University (Ithaca, NY); Lake Forest College (Chicago, IL); George Washington University (Washington, DC); St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN); and Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY). Statistics on individual library holdings and interlending activities are provided, together with a summary list of similarities and differences in the interlending practices of the six libraries. A consideration of issues for the future, particularly in regard to a national network of libraries, and a 44-item bibliography conclude the report. (ESR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Libraries and Learning Technologies (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A