ERIC Number: ED232699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The ARL Microform Project.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.
In 1980, a study was conducted for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) by Information Systems Consultants (ISCI) which led to the establishment of the ARL Microform Project. Based on a three-part survey, to which a total of 848 academic, government, public, and special libraries responded, the ISCI study covered: (1) general microform cataloging policy; (2) microform set holdings and bibliographic control, focusing particularly on cataloging of titles within microform sets; and (3) priorities for producing machine readable cataloging for titles within sets. The ARL Microform Project was established in 1981 to assist North American libraries, microform publishers, bibliographic cooperatives, and the Library of Congress (LC) in improving bibliographic access to titles in microform sets. The program's six main objectives focus on the areas of library cataloging, set processing, universal availability of records, publisher cataloging, preservation, and standards. The primary tool for accomplishing these objectives is an online database containing information (collected in the ISCI survey) on over 800 microform sets. This publication presents an overview of the ARL Microform Project; summaries of the three-part ISCI study; and two lists of microform set titles in alphabetical and numerical order (using four-digit set project codes). (ESR)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Check Lists, Databases, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Standards, Library Surveys, Microforms, Online Systems, Preservation, Program Development, Publishing Industry
Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (ARL Members, $8.00; all others, $12.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.