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ERIC Number: EJ835968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7797
Collecting Forever or Just-in-Time: An Alternative to Enhance Customers' Access to Chinese Language Materials through Resource Sharing
Situ, Ping; Voyles, Jeanne
Resource Sharing & Information Networks, v19 n1-2 p39-50 Dec 2008
Libraries need to weigh the benefits, usage, and cost-effectiveness of owning collections against seeking alternatives to deliver the information needed by customers. The University of Arizona Library investigated different approaches for meeting the research needs of East Asian Studies faculty and students under great pressure of physical space shortage. This study describes a project that implemented a fast and reliable interlibrary loan (ILL) model for Chinese language materials instead of owning them locally. The results of this project will be meaningful to other East Asian Studies librarians and other collection managers who are seeking alternative methods to meet the research needs of their customers in a time of budget constraints and limited space. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure, and 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona