This book, first published in 1986, is a comprehensive review of American library cooperative development programs at the regional, state-wide, interstate, and national levels. The distinguished contributors offer thoughtful assessments of the challenges of effectively implementing programs and analyse the successes and limitations of these programs.
1. Library Resource Sharing: The Illinois Experience Robert Walhaus 2. A National Scheme for Collaboration in Collection Development: The RLG-NCIP Effort Paul H. Mosher 3. The North American Collections Inventory Project (NCIP): 1984 Phase II Results in Indiana David Farrell 4. A System Level Coordinated Cooperative Collection Development Model for Illinois Karen Krueger 5. Cooperative Collection Development Among Research Libraries: The Colorado Experience Joel Rutstein and Johanna Sherrer 6. Indiana, Colorado, and Illinois: Comments on Three Approaches to Coordinated Cooperative Collection Development (CCCD) Terry L. Weech 7. Cooperative Acquisitions Within a System: The University of California Shared Purchase Program Marion L. Buzzard 8. The New York State Experience With Co-ordinated Collection Development: Funding the Stimulus Joan Neumann 9. Discussion Summary of the California and New State Plans Mary Alice Moulton 10. Cooperative Collection Development Programs of the Triangle Research Libraries Network Joe A. Hewitt 11. HILC at Thrifty-Four: A View From Within Billie Rae Bozone 12. Response to the Paper HILC at Thirty-Four: A View From Within Susan M. Maltese 13. A Stitch in Time: The Alaska Cooperative Collection Development Project Dennis Stephens 14. The Pacific Northwest Collection Assessment Project Anne Haley and Douglas K. Ferguson 15. Commentary on the Stephens and Haley Papers Scott Bennett 16. A Model Criterion for a State-wide Plan/Process/System Carl W. Deal