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A National Union Catalogue for the Future?Challenges, Opportunities, Pathways… Joy Palmer, Mimas Joy.email@example.com @joypalmer
Currently, the primary academic use case for Copac is toidentify specific physical texts. This is rapidly changing. The‘right’ text is not necessarily a specific text, but the one that isreadily available online at point of need.
Is there a future business case for Copac? (or a ‘national union catalogue’?)
Another question of scale.What if this represented a national aggregation of activitydata?
Em“SCONUL proposes the creation of a nationaldigital library, based on a shared servicemodel, to provide access to core collections ofmaterials for all higher education providers in amuch more cost effective way by avoiding A problem (and solution) shared?unecessary duplication of effort, and levellingthe playing field for negotiations withpublishers…” [SCONUL response to the HE White Paper, 19 Sep 2011]
tA Problem Shared?Collaborative collection management