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ERIC Number: EJ986370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0099-1333
Communication, Collaboration and Cooperation: An Evaluation of Nova Scotia's Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere (BARA) Multi-Type Library Initiative
van den Hoogen, Suzanne; Parrott, Denise
Journal of Academic Librarianship, v38 n6 p321-325 Nov 2012
Partnerships and collaborations among libraries are proven to enhance collective resources. The collaboration of multi-type libraries offers a unique opportunity to explore the potential of different libraries working together to provide the best possible service to their community members. This article provides a detailed report of a multi-type library initiative composed of all public, university and community college libraries in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere (BARA) pilot program provided residents of Nova Scotia, 18 years of age or older, the opportunity to obtain a library card from any participating library and to borrow and return materials to any participating library, free of charge. The authors detail the progression of this initiative from its inception to the implementation of a provincial pilot program, and the results of three formal surveys. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada