This book, first published in 1995, addresses the key issue facing libraries on how to survive in an age of interdependence. Increasingly, individual libraries must act as if each is part of a ‘world library’ Instead of being self-sufficient, each library, from the small public library to the large research library, must find ways to put materials from this ‘world library’ into the hands of its patrons and must stand ready to supply materials from its own collection to others, both quickly and cost-effectively through interlibrary loan. It explores the critical questions for making resource-sharing work, with particular emphasis on interlibrary loan. Cooperative collection development, economic decision models, consortial arrangements, copyright dilemmas, and the possibilities of technology are explored and a national project to revamp interlibrary loan and document delivery is described and future directions posited. Authors present historical perspective, explore the future, and report from multiple perspectives.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Shirley K. Baker 2. The Research University's Dilemmas: Resource Sharing and Research in a Transinstitutional Environment Lawrence Dowler 3. Resource Sharing: The Public University Library's Imperative Nancy L. Eaton 4. Real Access as the Paradigm of the Nineties Paul H. Mosher 5. Scholarly Publishing, Copyright, and the Future of Resource Sharing William Gray Potter 6. Future of Resource Sharing in Research Libraries Jutta Reed-Scott 7. Resource Sharing and Prices Malcolm Getz 8. The Future Using an Integrated Approach: The OhioLINK Experience Phyllis O’Connor, Susan Wehmeyer and Susan Weldon 9. Impact of Holdings on Resource Sharing Julia Wessling 10. Commercial Document Delivery: The Academic Library's Perspective Nancy S. Hewison, Vicki J. Killion and Suzanne M. Ward 11. System Architecture and Networking Issues in Implementing the North American Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (NAILDD) Initiative Clifford A. Lynch 12. The Future of Document Delivery: A Vendor's Perspective Melissa Stockton and Martha Whittaker 13. Staff and Training Issues: Optimizing the Potential of Library Partnerships Jack Siggins 14. The Future of Resource Sharing: The Role of the Association of Research Libraries Mary E. Jackson