ERIC Number: ED306926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Online Reference and Document Delivery Service Library Network.
Cutright, Patricia J.; Edvalson, Terry
The Online Reference and Document Delivery Service Library Network developed at Eastern Oregon State College and operated in Eastern Oregon provides rural east Oregonians improved access to information sources via computers, telefacsimile, and telecommunications. Microcomputers have been placed in public, school, community college, and hospital libraries in the 10-county region served by the college. The absence of library support has been a problem for students in off-campus college programs, so library personnel proposed a computer-based interactive online database searching and telefacsimile network. Services and benefits include: comprehensive, current awareness, known-item, and brief topic searches; telefacsimile transmission of documents; improved library reference services; cooperative collection development efforts; and electronic mail service. The project has been replicated at other schools successfully. Various items documenting project usage are appended. Contains 11 references. (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Databases, Distance Education, Electronic Mail, Facsimile Transmission, Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Microcomputers, Models, Online Systems, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Rural Areas, Shared Resources and Services, State Colleges, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fred Meyer Charitable Trust, Portland, OR.; Oregon State Library, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Oregon Coll., La Grande.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.