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Global Resource Sharing

Written from a global perspective, this book reviews sharing of library resources on a global scale. With expanded discovery tools and massive digitization projects, the rich and extensive holdings of the world’s libraries are more visible now than at any time in the past. Advanced communication and transmission technologies, along with improved international standards, present a means for the sharing of library resources around the globe. Despite these significant improvements, a number of challenges remain. Global Resource Sharing provides librarians and library managers with a comprehensive background in and summary of the issues involved in global resource sharing.

Practicing librarians, library managers and library staff, as well as students of LIS at the undergraduate and postgraduate level

Paperback, 230 Pages

Published: November 2011

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-625-8


  • An introduction to global resource sharing; A brief history of international interlibrary lending and document supply; PEST and SWOT analysis of international interlibrary loan; An overview of current practices; Case studies in global resource sharing; Selected case studies; The future of global resource sharing.


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