1973: Networking and other forms of cooperation

 

10th Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1973). Edited by F. Wilfrid Lancaster

The tenth annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing was devoted to the subject of cooperation between libraries in data processing activities. This topic is one of great current interest and one in which there is now considerable activity. While many library operations involve repetitive, routine tasks that lend themselves readily to automation, not all libraries have funds available to allow the design and implementation of automated procedures. However, by inter-institutional cooperation, at national, state or local levels, certain automated procedures become both feasible and economical. The feasibility and the economics of such cooperation were covered by the speakers at this clinic.

The complete text of the proceedings is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Wright, Gordon H. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1973)
    While I accepted the invitation to discuss the College Bibliocentre at this Clinic, I cannot say that I did so with equanimity. Quite apart from many organizational difficulties, the systems both in operation and ...

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  • Sage, Charles R. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1973)
    This paper deals with a relatively small project undertaken by the libraries of the three state universities of Iowa that standardized their handling of machine-readable serial records using the MARC II format. ...

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  • Randall, G. E. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1973)
    Interlibrary cooperation in an industrial environment can be described in one short statement-"It ain't easy!" It takes two to cooperate and many industrial libraries are as individual and lonely as a male chauvinist ...

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  • McCarn, Davis (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1973)
    Over the past few years, there has been increasing talk of "networking." This word has meant two quite different things in library usage. First, it has meant resource sharing, efforts to reduce the cost of duplicating ...

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  • Long, Philip L. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1973)
    The Ohio College Library Center (OCLC) is a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the state of Ohio to provide a means for greater cooperation among libraries of all types in Ohio and in regional library systems ...

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