ERIC Number: ED254244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-14
Reference Count: N/A
Southeastern ARL Libraries Cooperative Serials Project Report Phase I: October 1, 1981-December 23, 1982 and Project Manual.
A cooperative serials project was undertaken by eight members of the Association of Research Libraries to develop a regional resource sharing system for current serials. The goals of the program were to implement a cooperative serials acquisitions and deselection program and to promote a rapid and extensive interlibrary loan program through the dissemination of the participating libraries' holdings information. The first step toward the goal was conversion of serials cataloging records to machine readable form using the OCLC bibliographic utility so that records of each library's holdings could be readily available to other institutions. This report briefly describes the activities and accomplishments of the conversion effort at the University of Tennessee Library, Knoxville. The following topics are addressed: staff, equipment, planning, activities and general procedures, methodology, and statistics. Appendices, which constitute the major part of the report, include staff lists, current conversion status statistics, shelflist inventory, expenditures, and the serials project manual developed in 1981 prior to the beginning of the project. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Univ. Libraries.