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ERIC Number: EJ835945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7797
Sharing Technology for a Joint-Use Library
Woods, Richard F.
Resource Sharing & Information Networks, v17 n1-2 p205-220 2004
Building joint-use libraries to foster new types of learning and collaboration is a growing phenomenon that is of great interest to academic library planners around the world. Noteworthy among these efforts, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in San Jose, California, is a collaboration of a metropolitan university library and a major public library. This article describes the information technology challenges in the design and development of this innovative partnership: (a) selecting a shared library computer system, (b) building a merged web site, (c) designing a new telecommunications network, (d) co-managing IT staff and services, and (e) planning for the new integrated library. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California