|Title:||The Specifics of Interlibrary Organization
|Author(s):||Jackson, William Vernon
|Subject(s):||Reference services (Libraries)
|Abstract:||If, in bringing together the library patron and the material
he needs, the librarian finds that he has exhausted the resources
of his own institution, he turns to those of pther libraries.
In fact, it is taken for granted that he will do so; today
we do not stop to realize that without library cooperation
this would not be possible. There are, of course, many kinds
of library cooperation: regional library centers, union lists,
subject specialization, cooperative cataloging, exchange of
duplicates, joint purchase of supplies, and interlibrary loans
--to name but a few. All contribute to better library service,
but this paper considers only those which affect reference work
Among cooperative devices perhaps the first to come to
mind is the union list. In the last seventy-five years the number
of union lists in existence has multiplied greatly, and
there are a number of reasons why they constitute so successful
a type of library cooperation. In the first place, there is
neither need for indefinite commitments on the part of the
cooperating libraries, nor is it necessary for them to give up
anything. The union list, on the other hand, has an immediate
practical use for cataloging, for acquisition purposes, for
weeding and for locating items either for direct consultation
or for interlibrary loan.
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Citation Info:||In R.B.Phelps and J.Phillips (eds). 1957. The library as a community information center; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Library School, September 29-October 2, 1957. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 36-50.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (4th : 1957)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1957.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-07-13