ERIC Number: ED316243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Library Programs: Interlibrary Cooperation and Resource Sharing. Fiscal Year 1987.
This overview of how the 50 states used their Library Services and Construction Act funds under Title III (Interlibrary Cooperation and Resource Sharing) in fiscal year 1987 reports that, overall, state library agencies spent $16 million in Title III funds to work toward the creation of statewide databases of the bibliographic holdings of all types of libraries and information centers. Activities designed to reach this goal included: (1) making subgrants available to various types of libraries to convert their catalogs to machine readable records; (2) updating and upgrading their bibliographic entries and adding new libraries and different types of materials to their databases; (3) engaging the services of consultants in networking to assist them in developing both long- and short-range programs for local and statewide library automation and resource sharing; and (4) exploring new methods of storing and disseminating bibliographic data, of delivering library materials, and of transmitting documents and information. States with programs considered to have made an exceptional impact in the following areas are profiled: (1) establishing, expanding, and operating networks; (2) implementing automated circulation and resource sharing systems; (3) converting bibliographic holdings to machine-readable records; (4) offering interlibrary loan and document delivery services; and (5) providing continuing education programs. A table summarizing state participation in bibliographic networks follows the text. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act