ERIC Number: ED303166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Toward Telecommunications Strategies in Academic and Research Libraries. Ten Case Studies of Decision-Making and Implementation. An OMS Occasional Paper. OP14.
This study explored recent developments related to the application of telecommunications technology in academic and research libraries. The study focused on 4 topics and 10 libraries exemplifying the topics that were selected for case study. The topics and case study libraries are: (1) local area networks--Cornell University and the University of California at San Diego; (2) the library and campus network--Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, and Vanderbilt University; (3) links and common interfaces for bibliographic systems--New York University, the University of Southern Colorado, and Florida International University; and (4) alternatives to remote access--Texas A&M University and the University of Pennsylvania. Copies of library planning documents were reviewed and followed up with telephone interviews. The situation at each library is summarized, and observations and conclusions based on this information are presented. The report concludes by offering a summary and recommendations in three areas: the need for library telecommunications strategies; factors in telecommunications strategy formulation; and developing strategic goals. (30 references) (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Higher Education, Library Automation, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Surveys, Local Area Networks, Online Searching, Optical Data Disks, Telecommunications
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Services, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.