Volume 20, Number 6 June 2000
A field guide for collaborative collection development
by Beth Carpenter
Discusses cooperative efforts between the Outagamie Waupaca Library
System (OWLS) of northeastern Wisconsin and the Nicolet Federated
Library System (NFLS) to develop a collection of free Web resources
for libraries. Describes the origins and purpose of the Cooler by
the Lake Web project. Examines the site's main areas of content:
Guideposts, for access to reviewed Web sites; Trailblazers, for
access to library catalogs, full-text databases, and Internet search
tools, and room for additional databases; Search, which allows
searches by keyword; Community, for links to community indexes and
events; About Us, for a list of the caretakers; and Local Libraries,
for links to public library Web sites. Details the development
process. Concludes that cooperative collection development on the
Web can work well in a consortium setting.
Includes one screen display.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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