ERIC Number: ED241039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-10
Reference Count: N/A
CSU, Chico's Inter-Library Loan Demonstration, December '80 - January '81.
Cookingham, Robert M.
This report describes a demonstration project which used local libraries as the contact and distribution points for academic materials to California State University Chico (CSUC) extension or off-campus students, including students taking courses through the Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS). Interlibrary loan (ILL) procedures at CSUC and local Northern California libraries prior to the demonstration are discussed, and the university's role as an affiliate member of the the North State Cooperative Library System (NSCLS) is described. The development, trial implementation (December 1980-January 1981), and evaluation procedures are detailed for this project, which experimented with using available delivery systems for integrating the CSUC collection into the normal pattern of filling ILL requests within the NSCLS. Results are discussed for each of 17 variables for the 2,121 ILL requests processed during the demonstration. Variables relate to the request source and how, where, when, and if the request was filled. Also included are crosstabulation results; daily observations made during the trial period; recommendations concerning files, forms, and statistics and program continuation; and 14 overall recommendations. Appendices include statistical data tables, service area maps, and trial period forms. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Chico.