ERIC Number: ED355966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Maryland State Library Network: Who We Are, What We Do, How We Do It, and for Whom. A Portrait of the Network.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services.; Maryland State Library Network Coordinating Council.
The Maryland State Library Network exists to provide Maryland residents with rapid, easy access to information, materials, and services from any available information source. The network comprises a variety of formal and informal programs and activities; and it is supported by state, federal, and some local funds. The network facilitates interlibrary loan and other forms of resource sharing among Maryland libraries of all types. There are more than 450 member libraries, including academic, public, school, and special libraries. Services are provided by telephone, electronically, in person, by physical delivery, through protocols and policies, and by knowledgeable staff. This report describes the following items: (1) the State Library Network; (2) agent institutions; (3) tools and delivery systems; (4) mechanisms of support; and (5) vendors (suppliers of databases and database products). (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Databases, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Interlibrary Loans, Library Networks, Library Services, Online Catalogs, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Shared Library Resources, Special Libraries, State Libraries, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services.; Maryland State Library Network Coordinating Council.