ERIC Number: ED234785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Prospects for Improving Document Delivery. Minutes of the Semiannual Meeting (101st, Arlington, Virginia, October 13-14, 1982).
Daval, Nicola, Ed.
This set of minutes from a semiannual meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) includes three presentations: "The Economics of Document Delivery" by Donald B. Simpson, "Electronic Journal Publishing and Libraries" by Jay K. Lucker, and "Policies and Controversies" by Hugh C. Atkinson. Atkinson reviews copyright issues, telecommunications costs, the infrastructure necessary for efficient document delivery, and fees for users. A general discussion of the topics addressed is followed by a set of reports from ARL executives and committees, including a special report from the ARL task force on library education. The first appendix presents a background paper on document delivery by Jay K. Lucker and related documents containing information on the OCLC interlibrary loan subsystem, interlibrary lending in the Research Libraries Group (RLG), private sector non-library document delivery services, a National Library of Medicine (NLM) prototype system for electronic document storage and retrieval, electronic interlibrary resource sharing networks, ADONIS (a proposed electronic delivery project sponsored by an international group of publishers), and the use of Express Mail, commercial courier services, and telefacsimiles for interlibrary document delivery. Also appended are papers on library education by Russell Bidlack and Patricia Battin, who discuss the closure of library schools, librarians' low salary levels, and employers' requirements for both entry-level librarians and the library education process; additional reports; institutional and personal attendance lists; and listings of ARL officers, board members, committees, task forces, and member institutions. (ESR)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Facsimile Transmission, Information Networks, Interlibrary Loans, Library Acquisition, Library Associations, Library Education, Library Expenditures, Library Schools, Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington, DC 20036 (members: $15.00 per year, $7.50 per issue; non-members: $25.00 per year, $12.50 per issue).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.