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Charging for online services Current library practices

Charging for online services Current library practices Examines the contentious area of charging for online services.Covers both the theoretical aspects and the practical application of theservices through a review of library practice, looking in detail atthree libraries two academic, one public operating in Liverpool.Despite growing financial concerns, online services are necessary.Competitors in the form of information brokers will corner the market iflibraries do not extend their service by providing an online facility.A compromise must be reached which benefits the user of the library andmaintains the freedom of access to information. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Library World Emerald Publishing

Charging for online services Current library practices

New Library World , Volume 93 (2) – Feb 1, 1992

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0307-4803
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000002419
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Abstract

Examines the contentious area of charging for online services.Covers both the theoretical aspects and the practical application of theservices through a review of library practice, looking in detail atthree libraries two academic, one public operating in Liverpool.Despite growing financial concerns, online services are necessary.Competitors in the form of information brokers will corner the market iflibraries do not extend their service by providing an online facility.A compromise must be reached which benefits the user of the library andmaintains the freedom of access to information.

Journal

New Library WorldEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1992

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