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Library resource sharing in the early age of


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A presentation made for the subject MALIT 216: Information Networks and Resource Sharing

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Library resource sharing in the early age of

  1. 1. Library Philosophy and Practice 2007 Adopted for the Subject MALIT 216 : Information Networks and Resource Sharing by Yvonnie B. Canol
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based information services like Google- a threat or a new opportunity for librarians to help patrons overcome the constraints of distance and access information and materials? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Patron Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>- ILL is the last choice for many patrons because it can be slow, rule-bound, and cumbersome. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Library Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians have long been aware of patron preferences for resource sharing, but technical and financial constraints and responsibilities to lending libraries and posterity limit their ability to meet all patron needs and expectations. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Societal Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>- Information sharing is a public good that is useful, perhaps even essential, for human survival and success, and ILL still serves as a necessary access point to the world of information beyond the Internet and local library collections. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Conclusion: </li></ul><ul><li>-We cannot know whether web-based information services such as Google are merely the next transformative, if disruptive, technologies for ILL departments to incorporate, or whether they represent a complete paradigm shift for the future of information resource sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>- The only certainty is that now that web-based information services are established and successful players in the information world, library resource sharing will continue to develop in response to their proven popularity, whether ILL librarians choose to view them as assets, partners, or competitors. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Thank You!!! </li></ul>