WorldCat Identities

Vickers, Stephen

Works: 9 works in 64 publications in 2 languages and 965 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Vickers
Universal availability of publications (UAP) : a programme to improve the national and international provision and supply of publications by Maurice Bernard Line( Book )

19 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guidelines for national planning for the availability of publications by Stephen Vickers( Book )

15 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving the availability of publications : a comparative assessment of model national systems by Stephen Vickers( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international provision and supply of publications by Maurice Bernard Line( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of a Universal Availability of Publications (uap) program, this report describes the current situation in international interlending and possible future models. From a review of literature and statistics previously collected, and a 1979 study of 15 international supply centers, it is concluded that international loan demand is increasing rapidly and that satisfaction rates and speed of response vary greatly. Secondly, two further studies are described which evaluate the extent to which distance affects speed of supply in international loans. It is reported that in 1979/80 no significant difference was found between supply time from India to five other Asian countries, and supply time from the British Library Lending Division to the same Asian countries. Based on data collected in the above studies, a discussion of factors relevant to the planning of international availability is presented. The components and requirements of an international supply system, photocopying of materials, cost recovery, barriers to international availability, and the effect of technological development on international lending are among the factors considered. Finally, several possible patterns of international availability are identified and evaluated, including worldwide, regional, national, and cooperative interlending models. A major distinction is made between copiable and non-copiable materials in these models of international availability. (Esr)
National interlending systems : a comparative study of existing systems and possible models by Maurice B Line( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work evaluates current interlending practice and various models of interlending provision among participants in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. It outlines the elements necessary in an interlending system and assesses the impact of technology on interlending. Factors relevant to the design, and criteria for judging the effectiveness of interlending systems are presented. Current practices are summarized as far as possible, and in the light of such information, potential basic and combined models are suggested. Factors telling against efficient national interlending systems are enumerated and the relationships between national interlending systems and other elements requiring national policy decision making are identified. The mechanics of interlending are also briefly considered. On the basis of these findings, conclusions are drawn and further studies are recommended. A part of the study describes interlending practices of each of 43 countries and national groups. The reprint of a paper on principles of national interlending systems and a bibliography of 309 citations are included. (Author/RAA)
A Brief guide to centres of international lending and photocopying by IFLA Office for International Lending( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical list of countries with information on loan services and photocopying of selected libraries
Zajišťování a poskytování publikací v mezinárodním měřítku by Maurice Bernard Line( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of worldwide availability by Maurice Bernard Line( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UAP, progress report by Stephen Vickers( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.36 for Universal ... to 0.98 for Zajišťov ...)

Alternative Names
Vickers Stephen

Vickers, Stephen C.J.

English (61)

Czech (3)