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Resource Sharing in Libraries: Concepts, Products, Technologies, and Trends
Marshall Breeding
Item Number: 978-0-8389-5880-3
Publisher: ALA TechSource
Price: $43.00
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This title is also available for purchase as an e-book Library Technology Reports, January 2013 (49:1)

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35 pages
8.5" x 11"
Year Published: 2013
Supplementing your local collection through resource sharing is a smart way to ensure your library has the resources to satisfy the needs of your users. Marshall Breeding’s new Library Technology Report explores technologies and strategies for sharing resources, helping you streamline workflows and improve resource-sharing services by covering key strategies like interlibrary loan, consortial borrowing, document delivery, and shared collections. You’ll also learn about such trends and services as:
  • OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing, and other systems that facilitate cooperative, reciprocal lending
  • System-to-system communications that allow integrated systems to interact with resource-sharing environments
  • Technical components that reliably automate patron requests, routing to suppliers with tools for tracking, reporting, and staff intervention as needed
  • Specialized applications that simplify document delivery, such as Ariel, Odyssey, or OCLC’s Article Exchange
  • How the NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol (NCIP) can enable borrowing among consortial libraries using separate integrated library systems 
  • The Orbis Cascade Alliance consortium, examined using a case study

About the Author

Marshall Breeding is the editor of Smart Libraries Newsletter for ALA TechSource, as well as the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides and a columnist for Computers in Libraries. He has authored the annual “Automation Marketplace” feature published by Library Journal since 2002. He has edited or authored several books, including Cloud Computing for Libraries, published in 2012. Former Director for Innovative Technology and Research at the Vanderbilt University Library, he regularly teaches workshops and gives presentations internationally at library conferences.

About Library Technology Reports

Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication and how you can subscribe here.


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