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Next generation library automation and its implications for resource sharing

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Copyright (c) 2009 MINITEX

Abstract: Many efforts are underway to re-conceptualize library automation in ways that† take into consideration the major shifts that have transformed libraries.† The library automation systems in use today emerged during a time when libraries primarily dealt with print collections.† But today we need automation systems that collapse the distinction between print and electronic formats, for example, and help libraries to efficiently manage their diverse collections.† It may also be time to reconsider the automation systems that support resource sharing.† Does the current arrangement of the circulation module from the ILS, interlibrary loan management systems, direct consortial borrowing systems, in conjunction with local, regional and global interlibrary loan brokering systems provide the most efficient means for resource sharing?† In an era where Amazon.com can offer one-click buying, itís time for libraries to offer more efficient and user-friendly fulfillment systems for their resources.


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Publication Year:2009
Type of Material:Presentation
Language English
Issue:May 19, 2009
Publisher:MINITEX
Place of Publication:St. Paul, MN
Conference:Minnesota ILL Conference
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Record Number:14038
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2009-06-23 13:59:38