ERIC Number: ED284555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Interlibrary Cooperation and Resource Sharing.
Based on fiscal year 1985 annual reports from 48 states, this report describes interlibrary cooperation and resource-sharing activities supported by Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA), Title III, funds during 1985. A summary of types of activities reported includes the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of communication networks for interlibrary loan and referral services; the establishment and maintenance of computerized holdings lists of serials and monographs using the OCLC online database for bibliographic descriptions; the support of and assistance for libraries that serve as major lenders in the network; the establishment and maintenance of delivery systems to transport library materials; training and continuing education programs for planning and implementing technology-based activities and services; and the provision of library automation consultant services for assistance in planning and designing systems. In addition, excerpts from selected annual reports provide brief descriptions of specific projects in the areas of network management, expanded support of communication networks, delivery systems, support and assistance for libraries that serve as major lenders, continuing education, union catalogs and lists, consultant services, and general network activity. (KM)
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