ERIC Number: ED310783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Effective Librarian: Educator, Politician or Practitioner. Proceedings of the Spring Meeting of the Nebraska Library Association (Kearney, Nebraska, May 20, 1988).
Rasmussen, Ruth J., Ed.
This report provides the text of four presentations from a joint meeting of the College and University and Special and Institution sections of the Nebraska State Library Association. In the first, "Cooperation among Multitype Libraries," Sherri Dux-Ideus describes the cooperation between Beatrice Public Library and the Beatrice Developmental Center Media Resource Center, including sharing an OCLC terminal and direct access to each other's collections. Issues discussed include helping library administrators conceptualize how resource sharing could provide better library service, the logistics of implementing a cooperative program, and future possibilities. In "One Short-Cut for Accessing Uncataloged Materials Using dBase III+ for Cartographic Materials," Greg Armento describes how a database management system was used to develop an extensive listing of maps by area and subject, and notes that, since the implementation of this database, which brings together information about map collections at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in a concise one-page printout, circulation has increased over 180%. In "ERIC on CD-ROM: The Experience at Kearney State College," John G. Lillis discusses the introduction of the system; publicity; user aids; methods of tracking usage; effects on fee computer searching; and an evaluation of the system's cost. In "Archivalism, Utility, and Stateism in Cooperative Collection Development," Richard Allen explores the concepts of preservation, the universe of library resources, and increasing the library power and resources of the state through library resource sharing. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Database Management Systems, Higher Education, Information Services, Interlibrary Loans, Library Circulation, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Library Services, Maps, Online Catalogs, Optical Data Disks, Preservation, Public Libraries, Shared Resources and Services
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Library Association, Lincoln.