ERIC Number: ED260711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Special Library in Networks and Cooperatives. Final Report. Volume 1.
Berger, Patricia W., Ed.; Robinson, Barbara M., Ed.
This report presents the research and findings of the 16-member Task Force on the Role of the Special Library in Nationwide Networks and Cooperative Programs. Four working groups studied the following issues: constituencies; network legislation; benefits, barriers, and constraints to and from special library participation in networks; and the effects of the new and emerging technologies. An executive summary and a discussion of 13 strategic recommendations are provided first, followed by 7 chapters: (1) Characteristics of the Special Library Community; (2) The Task Force's Surveys; (3) NCLIS (National Commission on Libraries and Information Science) and WHCLIS (White House Conference on Library and Information Services) Perceptions of Special Libraries; (4) Networking--A Review of Selected Legislation, Regulations, and Related Issues; (5) Networking Benefits, Barriers, and Constraints from the Special Library Point of View--the Myths and the Realities; (6) New and Emerging Information Technologies--Their Push-Pull Effects on Special Libraries; and (7) Recommendations Implementation Schedule. Appendices include: two NCLIS/SLA (Special Library Association) Task Force survey instruments used in the surveys of SLA, and the networks and bibliographic utilities; six case studies of special library networking; a selected bibliography; a list of the NCLIS/SLA task force membership and a chronology of meetings and additional activities. (THC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Libraries Association, New York, NY.; National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
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