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Authors: Cheng,Rachel J., Nathanson,Alan J., MacFarlane,Heather, Hansen,Beth, Berger,Sika,

Title: Collaborative digital reference in small academic liberal arts college libraries: Connecticut College, Smith College and Wesleyan University, 2001-2002

Publication Full: Resource Sharing & Information Networks

Year: 2002 Volume: 16 Issue: 2

Start Page: 169 Other Pages: 188

Descriptors: ELECTRONIC reference services (Libraries), LIBRARY cooperation, ACADEMIC libraries, UNITED States,


Wesleyan University Library began a two-year pilot project in Fall 2001 to offer collaborative digital reference services to a group of small liberal arts colleges. Advances in information technology have had a major impact on the organizational structure and philosophy of college reference and research services. This article details the scope of the pilot project during its first year of operation, its impact on the participating libraries, and what they have learned about this new way of reaching library users. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Resource Sharing & Information Networks is the property of Haworth Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)


M3: Article; Cheng, Rachel J.; Nathanson, Alan J.; MacFarlane, Heather; Hansen, Beth; Berger, Sika; Source Info: 2002, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p169; Thesaurus Term: ELECTRONIC reference services (Libraries); Thesaurus Term: LIBRARY cooperation; Thesaurus Term: ACADEMIC libraries; Subject Term: UNITED States; Number of Pages: 20p; Illustrations: 5 charts, 4 graphs. Document Type: Article

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Issn Isbn: 7377797