ERIC Number: ED311933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
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Coordinated Collection Development via CD-ROM. A Pilot Project Granted by LSCA Title III Funds to Crosby Library, Gonzaga University. Final Narrative Report.
Peterson, Elaine; Carr, Mary M.
Three colleges in the state of Washington--Gonzaga College (Crosby Library), Whitworth College, and Eastern Washington University--received grants from the Fred Meyer Charitable Trust and the Library Services and Construction Act to facilitate coordinated collection development in the areas of education and business/economics, so that their collected resources would meet established standards. The major technical barriers to collection coordination and cooperation among the three institutions were the lack of a single, shared database, and Crosby Library's low number of machine-readable bibliographic records. These barriers, coupled with the expected increase in interlibrary loan transactions, made a LaserCat workstation (i.e, a CD-ROM driven program that assists with retrospective conversion of materials, verification of bibliographic information, interlibrary loan, and holdings verification) an essential tool in a collaborative collection development process. As a result of the increase in shared services and resources made available cost effectively through LaserCat, the three institutions have increased their buying power by avoiding duplication of acquisitions. The appendixes that make up the major part of the report provide: (1) an orientation to LaserCat; (2) a description of LaserCat procedures; (3) a checklist for shelf list drawers; (4) an approval plan profile questionnaire; (5, 6) articles about CD-ROM and LaserCat; (7) a list of Crosby Library's resources; (8) answers to questions about LaserCat; (9) an illustration of the CD-ROM's main search screen; and (10) an excerpt from Crosby Library's instruction manual. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act