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ERIC Number: EJ991131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0004-8623
Towards a National Print Repository for Australia: Where from and Where to?
Genoni, Paul
Australian Academic & Research Libraries, v38 n2 p84-98 Jun 2007
In recent years there has been growing international interest in the development of shared facilities to house legacy print collections as a means of providing cost-effective and secure storage. These "repositories" have in some cases been successfully implemented on a national scale. This article traces the recent history of Australian attempts to reach a similar national solution to the space problems that afflict many of our research libraries. It argues that, although these negotiations have not been successful to date, the opportunity still exists to re-open discussion. It also makes suggestions regarding the organisational structures that are needed to bring about a successful outcome. (Contains 37 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia