ERIC Number: ED450747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Library Partnerships: Applying the Knowledge Model for Library Networks.
Gorman, G. E.; Cullen, Rowena
The standard approach adopted in library networking or partnership models is neither developmental nor evolutionary, yet development and evolution are keys to robust, contextually responsive partnerships. Using a set of knowledge models first proposed by Owen and Wiercx, this paper argues for a new approach to the modeling of networks in which libraries enter at one point and then move along a continuum, ideally ending in an advanced, integrated knowledge environment model. In this model, libraries functions (i.e., acquisition, resource description, resource discovery, user access, and user support) develop across initial, intermediate, and developed stages according to local requirements. There is limited evidence that some library consortia in Asia are moving in this direction, but for the most part, Asian consortia and networks are of the traditional, static variety. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Consortia, Foreign Countries, Library Development, Library Networks, Library Services, Models
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/149-154e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia