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ERIC Number: EJ795398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Digital Library and Digital Reference Service: Integration and Mutual Complementarity
Liu, Jia
Policy Futures in Education, v6 n1 p59-76 2008
Both the digital library and the digital reference service were invented and have been developed under the networked environment. Among their intersections, the fundamental thing is their symbiotic interest--serving the user in a more efficient way. The article starts by discussing the digital library and its service and the digital reference service and its collection. Then, based on a series of case studies, the article explores the necessity of their three-dimensional integration, i.e. the completely parallel integration, the digital reference service affiliated with a digital library and a digital library integrated into the reference service. It is proposed that the two communities could achieve improvement simultaneously through mutual complementarity. (Contains 5 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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