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Network Library Information System (RFC0286)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003459D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Dec-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 2K

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E. Forman: AUTHOR

Abstract

Georgetown University is designing a Learning Resource Center (LRC), part of which may consist of a system to enable computer query (hopefully on-line) of G.U.'s Library holdings. The ARPA community might be of assistance in either of two ways:

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Network Working Group E. Forman

Request for Comments: #286 MITRE

NIC #8272 21 December 1971

Categories: G.1 & G.2

Updates: None

Obsoletes: None

Network Library Information System

Georgetown University is designing a Learning Resource Center

(LRC), part of which may consist of a system to enable computer query

(hopefully on-line) of G.U.'s Library holdings. The ARPA community

might be of assistance in either of two ways:

1. One or more organizations may have a Library Retrieval

System that they would like to share with Georgetown.

2. Since there probably are needs for such a system at most

organizations, and since it would be highly beneficial

for one organization to be able to query other library

holdings as well, and subsequently arrange for inter-

library loans, the ARPA community might undertake to

design a Network Library Information System.

If sufficient interest in such a system exists, a working group

could be set up to establish the necessary protocols and iron out

details of the system.

It is probable that the NIC could provide valuable inputs to such

an undertaking and perhaps would serve as a focal point for the system

design and operation.

Please contact me if either:

1. You have, or know of a Library Retrieval System that

can be shared with Georgetown University,

2. Your organization is interested in participating in a

Network Library Retrieval System, or

3. You are interested in participating in designing such a

system.

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