ERIC Number: ED227854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Library Resource Sharing through Bibliographic Utility Program Participation. Executive Summary.
Trochim, Mary Kane
This summary briefly outlines a separate report containing information on the growth of bibliographic utilities and academic library networking, as well as profiles of interlibrary loan activity at six academic libraries who are members or users 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 summarized. A description of the major bibliographic utilities includes OCLC, the Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN), and the Washington Library Network (WLN). The Council of Library Resources' project to devise a standard telecommunications protocol for bibliographic information exchange among RLIN, OCLC, WLN, and the Library of Congress (LC) is also noted. A review of interlibrary loan programs provided by OCLC and RLIN precedes individual synopses of 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 a list of interlending similarities and differences are provided. A consideration of issues for the future, particularly in regard to a national network of libraries, concludes this summary 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