The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative: education, advocacy and inspiration for libraries

The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative: education, advocacy and inspiration for libraries Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to communicate the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative's goals and activities to an international audience of librarians concerned with using best practices and technology to make library resource sharing more responsive to user needs. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a descriptive analysis explaining the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative's mission and the activities it employs to fulfill it. Findings – The paper explains how the activities of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative contribute to improving the delivery of library information services. Originality/value – The paper provides examples of innovative strategies, programs and activities designed to advocate for, inspire, and enable successful resource sharing. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interlending & Document Supply Emerald Publishing

The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative: education, advocacy and inspiration for libraries

Interlending & Document Supply, Volume 39 (3): 6 – Aug 16, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0264-1615
D.O.I.
10.1108/02641611111164627
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to communicate the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative's goals and activities to an international audience of librarians concerned with using best practices and technology to make library resource sharing more responsive to user needs. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a descriptive analysis explaining the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative's mission and the activities it employs to fulfill it. Findings – The paper explains how the activities of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative contribute to improving the delivery of library information services. Originality/value – The paper provides examples of innovative strategies, programs and activities designed to advocate for, inspire, and enable successful resource sharing.

Journal

Interlending & Document SupplyEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 16, 2011

Keywords: Interlending; Document delivery; Resource sharing; Future of libraries

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