ERIC Number: ED346882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan-14
Enhancing Access to Journal Literature.
Maine Univ., Orono. Raymond H. Fogler Library.
The libraries of the University of Maine System, Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby Colleges have installed integrated systems which are being linked electronically and are designed to promote the maximum sharing of library resources, thereby significantly enhancing the teaching and research capabilities of each institution. The institutions propose to take a new direction in information sharing among libraries via computer by jointly acquiring two standard periodical databases and sharing them electronically. This grant proposal requests support to provide access to subject periodical indexes via the linked systems, and regional and national access to the serial holding of the principal libraries. Funds will be used to purchase software and software licenses to load and index two online periodical indexes on the University of Maine System Library computer, and software to create online a Maine Union List of serial holdings information indexed by the databases from these and other Maine libraries. In applying for this grant the aim was to facilitate and speed user access to materials over and above those in the collections of any one of the participating libraries through a common interface, to initiate cooperative collection development efforts among the principal academic libraries in Maine, and to strengthen regional and statewide resource sharing. This project will demonstrate how academic libraries can work together to meet their increasing need for electronic access to information by sharing the cost burden and the information. (Author/BBM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Raymond H. Fogler Library.
Identifiers - Location: Maine