Marshall Breeding is an independent consultant, speaker, and author. He is the editor of Smart Libraries Newsletter and creator and editor of Library Technology Guides (https://librarytechnology.org). He has authored the annual “Library Systems Report” published most recently in American Libraries. He has also edited and authored several books, was formerly the director for innovative technology and research for the Vanderbilt University Library, and regularly teaches workshops and presents internationally at library conferences.
Resource Sharing in Libraries: Concepts, Products, Technologies, and Trends--eEditions e-book
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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