ERIC Number: ED260733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Library and Information Resources for the Northwest Program: A First Year Report. April 1984-March 1985.
Ferguson, Douglas K.; Pollock, Kathleen Treb
This report summarizes the first year activities of the Library and Information Resources for the Northwest (LIRN) Program of the Fred Meyer Charitable Trust. LIRN is one of three regional programs of the Trust and is active in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The LIRN Program is aimed at making needed information more readily available by strengthening the capacity of libraries to collect and deliver that information through coordinated efforts. The three components of the program's overall strategy are: improving the management of collection building and coordination by supporting a regional assessment and database that shows the location and level of subject collections in American Pacific Northwest libraries; assisting with cooperative collection development and sharing agreements that selectively coordinate collection growth and strengthen the combined subject resources in the region; and demonstrating innovative approaches that will result in more rapid delivery of documents and forms of information between libraries and to the users of libraries. This first year report includes an introduction; background on the Fred Meyer Charitable Trust; a description of the LIRN program; a summary of the first year activities; accomplishments in collection development and information delivery; and a brief concluding statement. Twenty references are included. (THC)
Descriptors: Databases, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Libraries, Library Circulation, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Extension, Library Planning, Library Services, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, Trusts (Financial)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fred Meyer Charitable Trust, Portland, OR.