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London and South Eastern Library Region (LASER)

WithJ.M. Plaister

The London and South Eastern Library Region (LASER) is an organisation for Library Cooperation. Its objects are the improvement of library facilities available to the public by the promotion of cooperation between libraries and other organisations. Co-operation maximises the use of scarce resources both of stock and staff expertise. Computer technology and extension into networking has allowed LASER members to make economic and multiple use of bibliographic records as well as stocks of books and periodicals. The use of internationally recognised standards also makes links with other cooperative organisations a practical possibility.