2201 C Street, NW; Room 3239
Washington, District of Columbia
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Other Info: The Ralph J. Bunche Library of the U.S. Department of State is the oldest Federal Government library. It was founded by the first Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson in 1789. It was dedicated to and renamed the Ralph J. Bunche Library on May 5, 1997. The Library has a large and important collection of unclassified and published information sources on foreign relations. The Library is not open to the public and does not lend books directly to members of the public. The Library will lend books, at its discretion, to other libraries. Members of the public must contact a library through which they may borrow books from the Ralph J. Bunche Library. The Library participates in interlibrary loan via OCLC. The Library's email address is email@example.com
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Organizational structure: The library is part of a publicly-funded organization. It operates on a Non-profit financial model.
|Product Name||Year Contracted|
|Current Automation System||WorldShare Management Services*||2018|
|Previous Automation System||Voyager||2006|
|Previous Automation System||Library.Solution||1985|
|Previous Automation System||None|
|Discovery Service (w/index)||WorldCat Discovery Service||2017|
|Previous Discovery Index||Primo Central||2010|
|Discovery Interface||WorldCat Discovery Service||2017|
|Previous Discovery Interface||Primo||2010|
|OpenURL Link resolver||SFX||2010|
|Previous Link resolver||None|
|(* This system was recently acquired and may not yet be installed)|
|The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.|
|This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.|
|WorldCat Registry ID||85713|
Record History: This listing was created on Jun 23, 1999 and was last modified on Jan 18, 2018.
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