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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
     [ This RFC was put into machine readable form for entry ]
     [ into the online RFC archives by BBN Corp. under the   ]
     [ direction of Alex McKenzie.                   12/96   ]
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