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From iPads to fishing rods: checking out library materials

From iPads to fishing rods: checking out library materials Purpose – The purpose of this column is to review an assortment of the latest non‐traditional materials lent by libraries. Design/methodology/approach – The paper surveys a selection of items, both technological and traditional, used by libraries in an effort to expand their horizons with a keen eye towards responding to the needs and expectations of their borrowers. Findings – The paper finds that libraries are eager to enhance an ever‐expanding universe of items to support the borrowing of non‐traditional materials. Once entered into the circulation system, the sky's the limit. The only limitation is the library's budget and creativity in selecting which items to purchase and circulate. Originality/value – The paper provides useful information on the latest non‐traditional materials lent by libraries. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Library World Emerald Publishing

From iPads to fishing rods: checking out library materials

New Library World , Volume 114 (1/2): 4 – Jan 1, 2013

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0307-4803
DOI
10.1108/03074801311291983
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this column is to review an assortment of the latest non‐traditional materials lent by libraries. Design/methodology/approach – The paper surveys a selection of items, both technological and traditional, used by libraries in an effort to expand their horizons with a keen eye towards responding to the needs and expectations of their borrowers. Findings – The paper finds that libraries are eager to enhance an ever‐expanding universe of items to support the borrowing of non‐traditional materials. Once entered into the circulation system, the sky's the limit. The only limitation is the library's budget and creativity in selecting which items to purchase and circulate. Originality/value – The paper provides useful information on the latest non‐traditional materials lent by libraries.

Journal

New Library WorldEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2013

Keywords: Libraries; Lending; Collections; Circulation; Lending services; Collections management

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