Cooperative Technical Services Operations Keith Renwick 07 Dec 1995 17:42 UTC

Dear Serialst members,

Have any you any experience of cooperative or shared technical
service operations between a number of local or regional library
The sort of information I am interested in is:
What sort of operations are involved?
What are the perceived benefits?
What are the problem areas or drawbacks?
How are financial considerations resolved between institutions?
Are all aspects of a cooperative or shared operation fully costed?
Please provide any other information you may think is relevant or any
other examples of such systems known to you.
Thank you in advance for any information anyone can supply.
Please reply to me personally, not to the list.

Keith D. Renwick,
Head of Technical Services & Administration,
UMIST Library & Information Service,
P.O.Box 88,
Manchester M60 1QD.
Tel : (44) 161-200 4940
Fax : (44) 161-200 4941
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