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Authors: Webster,Peter,

Title: Interconnected and innovative libraries: Factors tying libraries more closely together

Publication Full: Library Trends

Year: 2006 Volume: 54 Issue: 3

Start Page: 382 Other Pages: 393

Descriptors: LIBRARIES, DIGITAL libraries, LIBRARY materials — Digitization, DIGITIZATION, INFORMATION services industry,


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. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Library Trends is the property of Johns Hopkins University 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; Webster, Peter 1; Affiliations: 1: Systems Librarian, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada Source Info: Winter2006, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p382; Thesaurus Term: LIBRARIES; Thesaurus Term: DIGITAL libraries; Thesaurus Term: LIBRARY materials — Digitization; Thesaurus Term: DIGITIZATION; Thesaurus Term: INFORMATION services industry; Number of Pages: 12p. Document Type: Article

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Issn Isbn: 242594