Library Information and Resource Sharing: Transforming Services and Collections

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Beth Posner
ABC-CLIO, Nov 21, 2016 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 174 pages
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In today's libraries, ILL specialists are facilitating service that goes far beyond traditional borrowing and lending. Recent innovations in interlibrary loan and library resource-sharing practices have advanced the information-sharing mission of libraries—a sea change that affects and benefits all library operations and staff. This book explores the far-reaching significance of these innovations in ILL for other areas of library activity, from acquisitions and collection development to reference and instruction to circulation and e-resource management and beyond.

Readers will understand that as valuable as traditional ILL remains, ILL librarians are also well-placed to do much more. For example, ILL staff can inform acquisitions and collection development decisions with request data; demonstrate the need to maintain and preserve the long tail of print; advocate for the fair use of copyrighted print material and license terms that safeguard library information sharing in the digital environment; nurture consortial relationships and international cooperation between libraries; and promote the discovery of information, all of which can help librarians meet the information needs of their communities.


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1 Introduction to Library Information and Resource Sharing
2 Interlibrary Loan Services Today
Providing Access to Library Collections
The Impact of Library Policies on Collection Sharing
The Interlocking Functions of ILL Acquisitions and Collection Development
6 Facilitating Information Sharing through Library Collection Maintenance and Preservation ...
7 Sharing Digital Collections and Content
8 The Evolution of Library Resource Sharing
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Beth Posner is associate professor and head of library resource sharing at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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