Library cooperation: wave of the future or ripple? (1/13)

Little of the literature in library cooperation applies specifically to library service for the health sciences. Based on experience in and observations of the cooperation of health science libraries, this short lecture reviews aspects of general library cooperation, networks, and consortia. The effects on library operation of several cooperative activities are enumerated and cooperation management is discussed briefly.  (+info)

The PHILSOM system--one user's experience. (2/13)

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio joined the PHILSOM system, a comprehensive serials control network, in 1971. The experiences of the library in using the system are described. The major benefit of the system has been multiple copies of the holdings list which have made the serial records publicly accessible and significantly increased their value. Tallies of these lists' use indicate that more than half of serials-related questions are now answered directly by the users. The effects of PHILSOM on the procedures of the serials department--processing, claiming, bindery, and personnel are described. Costs to the network and the UTHSCSA Library are briefly summarized.  (+info)


This article describes a computer system for the generation and maintenance of a union catalog of periodicals and for printouts of both the entire file and selected portions. Although the system was designed to meet the specifications of the Union Catalog of Medical Periodicals of New York, its use is not limited. Only the basic file maintenance program is indispensable; the subsidiary programs may be used as needed. The scope and content of the catalog are determined by the input. The preparation of the input is described in detail, with comment on the keypunching of library records. Applications to other kinds of catalogs are suggested.  (+info)

A cost-sharing formula for online circulation and a union catalog through a regional, multitype library cooperative. (4/13)

The experience of the Capitol Region Library Council and the University of Connecticut Health Center in developing a cost allocation formula for a circulation and online catalog shared by twenty-nine libraries is reviewed. The resulting formula identifies a basic unit cost as a minimum for each system participant.  (+info)

A cooperative serial acquisition program: thoughts on a response to mounting fiscal pressures. (5/13)

A regionally cooperative method of distributing responsibility for every serial title in a region is outlined. The system assures the equitable distribution of the number of titles for which each library is committed. Later refinements suggest an equalization of cost commitments on the basis of fiscal resources available for serial purchases. It is pointed out that fiscal realities will force some sort of serial acquisition cooperation for all viable medical libraries.  (+info)

Union list development: control of the serial literature. (6/13)

The discussion covers the development of a national union list or finding tool for biomedical serial holdings and its integration into the National Serials Data Program, which is being developed under the auspices of the three National Libraries. Specific topics which are covered include: (1) Selection of the Union Catalog of Medical Periodicals (UCMP) as the basis for a biomedical list and the status of that activity; (2) discussion of the various methods of recording holdings; (3) status of the National Serials Data Program and a discussion of its relationship to the UCMP file; and (4) status of the Standard Serial Number and its relationship to other existing coding schemes for serial titles.  (+info)

Metropolitan Detroit's network. "The scattered and competing parts... (7/13)

The success of the union list of serials in the Detroit network interlibrary loan program played a part in the development of a union catalog of monographs. The procedures involved and the two bonuses of the catalog are mentioned in some detail.  (+info)

Metropolitan Detroit's network: "...informed by magic numbers". (8/13)

Wayne State University Library's serials automation project is evolutionary in concept, with its first completed stage designed to give information on titles and holdings. Its master tape includes, in addition to Wayne State University holdings, data for more than twenty biomedical libraries in the area, and print options are available that will produce a full union list or individual lists singly or in any combination.  (+info)