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Missouri Library Network Corporation



  • Existence: 1976 - 2001


"The mission of the Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) is to organize and deliver to its member libraries and other contracting entities OCLC-based information services, related electronic services and content, and training in the management and use of information" (MLNC, n.d.). The MLNC was in operation from 1976 to 2011, when it merged with Amigos, "the largest consortium of libraries in the Southwestern United States" (Amigos, 2009).

During its 25 years of service, the MLNC provided several libraries and other organizations with the tools needed to facilitate information use for their respective patrons by allowing them access to the resources available through Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Bibliographic Retrieval Services (BRS), and Academic Library Consortium for Automation (ACLA).

The major objectives of the MLNC were to "support library efforts to provide a seamless user environment," "encourage and facilitate the implementation of change in libraries," "training and continuing education," "fostering library development," "provid[ing] ways for libraries to leverage resources," and to "further enhance relationships and membership" (MLNC, n.d.).

Source: Amigos and MLNC handouts, located in Box 3, Folder 9.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) Collection

Identifier: MS-0218
Scope and Contents The Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) Collection was donated in 2012 by the organization. The collection consists of various organizational, financial, and contractual documents pertaining to MLNC, its associated networks,and participating libraries. The collection materials range in date from 1977-2011, with the bulk of the collection from 1983-1989. General operations, board meetings, annual reports, and network affiliations make up the breadthof this collection from the early...
Dates: 1976 - 2011