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Livingstone, John H. – Library Hi Tech, 1996
Describes New Jersey libraries' specific goals for providing the public with electronic access to bibliographic data and government information as well as electronic interlibrary loan and document delivery. Other highlights include results of a public library survey concerning electronic access to information, dial-in access to online public…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Dial Access Information Systems, Document Delivery, Electronic Libraries
Reinwand, Louis; And Others – 1994
This manual is designed to assist public libraries in Utah in their use of the Internet. Many of the examples used were created specifically to explain the use of products that the Utah Library Network provides for public libraries in Utah. The introduction provides background history and general information about the Internet and general…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, File Transfer Protocol, Indexes, Interlibrary Loans
Maxwell, James D. – 1992
Cooperation between different types of libraries to increase ease of patron access was not capable of great strides until the technological advances of the mid-1980s. Writers in the field are reporting increased pockets of activity, but also say that traditional ideas, such as pride of ownership or fear of future results from fixed commitments,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, College Libraries, Higher Education, Interlibrary Loans
Walters, Clarence R. – Rural Libraries, 1989
Describes the historical background, structure, and services of OCLC. Ways in which OCLC can assist small rural libraries in meeting users' needs are discussed, including cataloging, access to a wide range of library resources, access to CD-ROM technology, and provision of a major resource sharing tool through the "Online Union Catalog"…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Utilities, Cataloging, Cost Effectiveness
Walters, Clarence R. – 1988
This discussion of ways in which OCLC can be used by rural libraries to enhance the library services offered to rural Americans suggests that OCLC is a type of technology that can be used to overcome the insufficiency of funds to finance library services. OCLC products and services that are particularly relevant to small, rural public libraries…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Utilities, Cataloging, Interlibrary Loans
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services. – 1990
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…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Databases, Delivery Systems
Rasmussen, Ruth J., Ed. – 1988
This report provides the text of four presentations from a joint meeting of the College and University and Special and Institution sections of the Nebraska State Library Association. In the first, "Cooperation among Multitype Libraries," Sherri Dux-Ideus describes the cooperation between Beatrice Public Library and the Beatrice…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Database Management Systems, Higher Education, Information Services