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ERIC Number: EJ856919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0033-0337
An Integrated Library Platform: Wales' Approach to Delivering Digital Information and Resources Nationally
Bevan, Paul; Tyler, Alyson
Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, v43 n1 p36-48 2009
Purpose: This paper aims to outline the developments and strategies employed to supply online library services in Wales through a national platform: library.wales.org These services include: the "Cat Cymru" cross-catalogue search, centrally procured subscription resources and local library microsites. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reviews the key areas of development against the backdrop of current library policy in Wales. Findings: By reviewing the strategic and policy background, outlining the key elements of the projects, and reviewing the future directions for this work, the paper shows how a national approach is leading to an improved cohesive delivery of services to Welsh citizens. Originality/value: The work outlined in this paper represents the significant and valuable progress made in Wales in regard to the provision of centrally funded online services to all libraries and library users.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)