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ERIC Number: ED434666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
GAELIC: Consortial Strategies for Survival.
Edwards, Heather
This paper discusses GAELIC (Gauteng and Environs Library Consortium), a regional consortium of South African higher education libraries with the vision of creating a virtual library by linking together autonomous libraries via networks. Topics covered include: (1) GAELIC objectives; (2) selection of INNOPAC as the common library system for GAELIC libraries; (3) VAT (Value Added Tax) exemption; (4) connectivity, including the telecommunications network, Internet connectivity, and links to an INNOPAC union database; (5) implementation of Phase 1--conversion by six libraries to the new automated system; (6) resource sharing; (7) cataloging task group; (8) formal agreements; (9) strategic partnerships with UNINET (i.e., the academic network in South Africa), SABINET (South African Bibliographic and Information Network), and FRELICO (Free State Libraries and Information Consortium); and (10) benefits of belonging to GAELIC. (MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa