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Digital resource sharing and library consortia in Italy

Information technology and libraries [March 2000]


Abstract: Interlibrary cooperation in Italy is a fairly recent and not very widespread practice. Attention to the topic was aroused in the eighties with the Italian library network project. More recently, under the impetus toward technological innovation, there has been renewed (and more pragmatic) interest in cooperation in all library sectors. Sharing electronic resources is the theme of greatest interest today in university libraries, where various initiatives are aimed at setting up consortia to purchase licenses and run digital products. A number of projects in hand are described, and emerging trends analyzed.

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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Information technology and libraries
Publication Info:Volume 19 Number 02
Issue:March 2000
Publisher:Library Information and Technology Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:SPECIAL ISSUE: Library Consortia around the World, Part Two. JOHN F. HELMER, Guest Editor~Tommaso Giordano ( is Deputy Director of the Library at the European University Institute, Florence
Subject: Library consortia
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Record Number:8525
Last Update:2022-05-08 13:53:38
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00