This is to announce that we (Mitchell Memorial Library) will be joining LVIS (not Elvis!). LVIS (LIBRARIES VERY INTERESTED IN SHARING) represents the first nationwide OCLC no-charge Group Access Capability (GAC) agreement. LVIS, which was established in 1993, began out of a shared goal of the Illinois State Library and the Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) to encourage and provide greater opportunities for no-charge resource sharing throughout the Midwest region. During the first year, LVIS members included over 200 multi-type libraries in Illinois and Missouri. During 1994 over seventy Iowa libraries were added to LVIS. In 1995-1996, with the nationwide expansion of LVIS, multi-type libraries from all over the country can take advantage of the many benefits of this exceptional resource sharing program. LVIS will add approximately 1,650 libraries to our reciprocal list (we already hold reciprocal agreements with some of the LVIS libraries). We currently have 18 Kudzu sites, 14 ASERL sites and 146 reciprocal sites. We decided to join LVIS because of the large number of medical libraries to which we will have access. The LVIS list contains a total of 1,700 libraries.
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