History & Organization
FEDLINK (the Federal Library and Information Network) offers any U.S. federal agency, through its library, information center, or other information office, the opportunity to enhance the resources available to meet the requirements of its personnel. FEDLINK was established in 1976 to allow federal libraries to participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).
FEDLINK Programs and Services
Using FEDLINK service contracts, federal libraries, information centers, and other offices obtain services directly from commercial sources. These contracts usually provide substantial discounts not available to individual customers. For both large- and small-volume users, this approach secures favorable terms assuring lower costs.
Through FEDLINK, agencies have cost-effective access to a number of information- or operations-support services, including:
· Online reference databases
· Preservation and Digitization
· Foreign Language
· Bibliographic Utilities (Cataloging, interlibrary loan, acquisitions, and serials control)
· Serials subscription services
Last Updated: 05/17/2016