ERIC Number: EJ495144
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Is Access a Viable Alternative to Ownership? A Review of Access Performance.
Truesdell, Cheryl B.
Journal of Academic Librarianship, v20 n4 p200-06 Sep 1994
Discusses the issue of access versus ownership of academic library materials necessitated by rising costs, declining budgets, and increased scholarly production. Highlights include technological advances in resource sharing; performance criteria for access; costs; speed (user expectations, turnaround times); and reliability (fill rates of commercial vendors and interlibrary loans). (56 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Costs, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Interlibrary Loans, Library Automation, Library Expenditures, Library Materials, Ownership, Performance Factors, Reliability, Scholarly Writing, Shared Library Resources, Technological Advancement, User Needs (Information), Vendors
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A