Resource Sharing in Libraries: Concepts, Products, Technologies, and Trends

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Item Number: 
978-0-8389-5880-3
Published: 
2013
Publisher: 
ALA TechSource
Pages: 
35
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover
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Library Technology Reports, January 2013 (49:1)

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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

Marshall Breeding

Marshall Breeding is an independent consultant, speaker, and author. He is the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides (https://librarytechnology.org) and the Libraries.org online directory of libraries. He is the editor for Smart Libraries Newsletter, published by ALA TechSource, and has authored the annual Library Systems Report, published in American Libraries since 2014. He has also edited and authored several books, articles, and book chapters; was formerly the director for innovative technology and research for the Vanderbilt University Library; and regularly teaches workshops and gives presentations both throughout the United States and internationally at library conferences.

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.