ERIC Number: ED231379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Interlibrary Loan: A Description of the Texas State Library Communications Network.
This report describes the Texas State Library Communications Network (TSLCN), which provides interlibrary loan (ILL) services to Texas public, special, and academic libraries. TSLCN is described as a network of ten regional referral centers, operated by means of contracts with major resource center (MRC) libraries, with the entire system under the coordination of the Texas State Library (TSL). It is noted that libraries transmit ILL requests via OCLC. Presented in the report are: (1) a discussion of the history and development of TSLCN; (2) a rationale for ILL services; (3) a detailed description of TSLCN services; (4) an evaluation of TSLCN based on fill rates, turnaround time, response time, and other measures of effectiveness; (5) details of the cost of the service; and (6) an analysis of TSLCN staffing and costs per staff member. Definitions of terms used in the report are also provided. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Library, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas