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Title: Seeking synchronicity

Publication Full: Library Hi Tech News

Year: 2006 Volume: 23 Issue: 7

Start Page: 38 Other Pages: 39

Descriptors: ELECTRONIC reference services (Libraries), REFERENCE services (Libraries), INFORMATION services, PUBLIC services (Libraries), LIBRARIES — Automation, INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems,


The article offers information on virtual reference services (VRS). Web-based library reference services transformed as important alternatives to the traditional face-to-face or telephone reference encounter. Synchronous and asynchronous VRS increased in number and became common features of both public and academic library home pages. Majority of VRS were initially supported by grant money. However, support are declining for many and sustainability is becoming a critical issue.


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Issn Isbn: 7419058