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Interconnected and Innovative Libraries: Factors Tying Libraries More Closely Together

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Title: Interconnected and Innovative Libraries: Factors Tying Libraries More Closely Together
Author(s): Webster, Peter
Subject(s): Library cooperation Library information networks
Abstract: This article considers the many developments in technology and practice that are making libraries more connected and interdependent. It looks at new integrated online services and reviews the increasing importance of both formal and informal standards. Global centralized Web services are discussed. The relationships between information industry companies and libraries are considered. Virtual reference services and far-reaching digitization projects are explored. The article concludes that close cooperation is allowing libraries to take their services to new levels and is key to the continued innovation of those services.
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Library Trends 54 (3) Winter 2006: 382–393.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3623
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2006 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-02-16
 

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