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Collection coherence and digital abundance: enhancing the effectiveness of document supply

Collection coherence and digital abundance: enhancing the effectiveness of document supply This article commences with an overview of the changes to library cooperative activity and how these might affect document supply operations. It looks at the increasing emphasis on using ICTs to locate and transfer items, and the corresponding reduction in the importance of ownership and collections. It suggests this is eroding the previous belief in collection coherence and leading to a reduction in efforts to build collections cooperatively between libraries. It argues that libraries have now entered the era of the ‘post‐modern’ collection, and suggests the impact this might have on document supply activity, particularly between consortium members. It concludes with a study of the consortium activities of one academic library, at Murdoch University in Western Australia, in order to illustrate these points. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interlending & Document Supply Emerald Publishing

Collection coherence and digital abundance: enhancing the effectiveness of document supply

Interlending & Document Supply , Volume 32 (2): 8 – Jun 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0264-1615
DOI
10.1108/02641610410538577
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Abstract

This article commences with an overview of the changes to library cooperative activity and how these might affect document supply operations. It looks at the increasing emphasis on using ICTs to locate and transfer items, and the corresponding reduction in the importance of ownership and collections. It suggests this is eroding the previous belief in collection coherence and leading to a reduction in efforts to build collections cooperatively between libraries. It argues that libraries have now entered the era of the ‘post‐modern’ collection, and suggests the impact this might have on document supply activity, particularly between consortium members. It concludes with a study of the consortium activities of one academic library, at Murdoch University in Western Australia, in order to illustrate these points.

Journal

Interlending & Document SupplyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2004

Keywords: Purchasing groups; Collections management; Collecting; Document delivery; Australia

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