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Title:Cooperation between special libraries and other types of libraries
Author(s):Shank, Russell
Subject(s):Library cooperation
Special libraries
Abstract:The student of special libraries struggles first with defining them. Special libraries exist in every environment, hence if I define them too broadly, there is no group other than themselves with which they may interact. However, it is obvious that for systems planning purposes, whatever we do about academic and public libraries benefits branches within them that are considered under some definitions to be special libraries. Therefore, I have set these on the "other" side, and have defined the special libraries on which this essay will focus to be those that exist in business, industry, government, museums, societies, and non-profit research agencies. It is in this group that we find several types which are constrained by their parent organizations from responding to normal techniques of promoting cooperative activities, and for examination their isolation should prove useful.
Issue Date:1969
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In C.E. Thomassen (ed) Cooperation between types of libraries; the beginnings of a State plan for library services in Illinois (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute November 3-6, 1968): 60-72.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (15th : 1968)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-04-09

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