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This study, commissioned by HECUS, discusses the history and structure of interlibrary cooperation throughout the country with particular attention paid to academic and intertype library consortia. The barriers to cooperation are examined. The history and present level of development of library cooperation in Connecticut are traced including a detailing of SCLS planning and activity.

The study includes an analysis of the library strengths of the Fairfield County institutions: public, academic, and special libraries. The next section is the heart of the study. Interlibrary Cooperation - Guidelines for the Future. This section analyzes the responses of the directors of the eight HECUS institutions with separate library facilities to a questionnaire covering interlibrary organization and activity.


HECUS is the Higher Education Center for Urban Studies.



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