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Research report prepared for OCLC on multidimensional mapping of libraries based on shared holdings in the OCLC Online Union Catalog

Author: William E McGrath; Thomas Butler Hickey; OCLC. Office of Research.
Publisher: Dublin, OH : OCLC, Office of Research, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How many books does a group of libraries have in common? Pre-OCLC days, the question was simple and the answer vital. If a large number were held in common, there would be a compelling argument for computerized bibliographic databases for shared cataloging and interlibrary loan. "Overlap" studies did provide argument, and the rest is history...
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McGrath, William E.
Research report prepared for OCLC on multidimensional mapping of libraries based on shared holdings in the OCLC Online Union Catalog.
Dublin, OH : OCLC, Office of Research, 1983
(OCoLC)608806941
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William E McGrath; Thomas Butler Hickey; OCLC. Office of Research.
OCLC Number: 9746645
Notes: "1983 July 1."
"ED 235 802."
"This research was conducted while the principal author was the OCLC Visiting Distinguished Scholar during 1979-80." - p. vi.
Description: xi, 41 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Other Titles: Multidimensional mapping of libraries based on shared holdings in the OCLC Online Union Catalog
Responsibility: by William E. McGrath and Thomas B. Hickey.

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How many books does a group of libraries have in common? Pre-OCLC days, the question was simple and the answer vital. If a large number were held in common, there would be a compelling argument for computerized bibliographic databases for shared cataloging and interlibrary loan. "Overlap" studies did provide argument, and the rest is history...

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