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The future of global resource sharing

Abstract:

In this chapter, the authors discuss future trends in global resource sharing and the impact they will have on international interlibrary loan practices. Using PEST/ SWOT analysis techniques, a group of five major trends are listed and a set of three possible scenarios are proposed. The chapter closes with a call to action.

Key words

trends

scenarios

open access/scholarly communication

copyright

legal issues

digital formats

HathiTrust

Google

Big Deals

costs

prices

budgets

PEST

SWOT

Our future is neither predetermined nor predictable: it is rather something that lies within our hands to be shaped and molded by the choices we make in the present time.

Margaret Mead

Introduction

Libraries ...

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