ERIC Number: ED311935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Interlibrary Loan, the Key to Resource Sharing: A Manual of Procedures and Protocols.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of State Libraries.
Intended for use by librarians in Alaska, this manual provides general guidelines for the maximum utilization of library resources through interlibrary loan service. The first of four major sections describes the Alaska Library Network (ALN), which provides protocols and procedures to libraries for resource sharing; points out that new protocols have been established since the installation of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) at the Alaska State Library, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the University of Alaska Anchorage; explains protocols for routing requests to local and regional libraries within and outside the state; provides a map of the state showing the three geographic regions into which it has been divided for interlibrary loan purposes, each of which includes public and school libraries, community college and special libraries, and designated research libraries; and lists the libraries in each region. The second section provides descriptions of the Alaska Library Network Catalog (ALNCat), which is produced on computer output microfilm (COM); ALNCat holding symbols; the Alaska Union List of Serials (AULS); the Western Library Network (WLN) computer system; and OCLC. Materials and services available through interlibrary loan are briefly described in the third section, including various audiovisual media and computer database searches as well as books and periodicals. Procedures for making requests are presented in the fourth section. Appended materials provide information on delivery services, copyright and other regulations, techniques for searching the WLN and OCLC databases, depositories for state and federal documents, communications, and verification tools. An interlibrary loan statistics form and a glossary are also appended. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Community Colleges, Computer Output Microfilm, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Interlibrary Loans, Library Networks, Public Libraries, Research Libraries, School Libraries, Shared Library Resources, Special Libraries, State Federal Aid, State Programs, Two Year Colleges, Union Catalogs, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of State Libraries.