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Resource Sharing within an International Library Network: using technology and professional cooperation to bridge the waters

TitleResource Sharing within an International Library Network: using technology and professional cooperation to bridge the waters
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsButler, BA, Webster, JG, Watkins, SG, Markham, JW
Journal{IFLA} Journal
Volume32
Pagination189–199
Type of ArticleArticle
ISSN0340-0352
KeywordsEbsco
AbstractThe International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers ({IAMSLIC)}, comprised of 325 members from 86 countries, has a long history of resource sharing based on personal connections among its members. In 2002, {IAMSLIC} developed a resource-sharing system using a unified search interface that relies on Z39.50 broadcast search capabilities to query individual catalogs. In addition to the {IAMSLIC} Z39.50 Distributed Library, which searches standard {OPAC} catalogs, smaller libraries can share library holdings through the online Union List of Marine and Aquatic Serials. Member libraries may submit interlibrary loan requests for items located through either avenue. This successful program may serve as a model for other library organizations interested in sharing resources and extending access to subject-specific materials amongst member libraries. (English)
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