1

An introduction to global resource sharing

Abstract:

In this chapter, a definition for the term ‘global resource sharing’ is given. An introduction to the major themes and organization of the book, as well as its intent and design, are provided.

Key words

global resource sharing

international interlibrary loan

interlending

access to information

libraries

Overview

Global resource sharing is an idea whose time has come. Of interest to librarians around the world, the capacity to borrow and lend materials across air, land and sea appears to be more within reach today than at any time in the recent and more distant past. Cooperation and interdependence, at least amongst libraries, has created an environment whereby national borders seem far ...

Get Global Resource Sharing now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.