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Title:Keeping the Window of Opportunity Open for the Private Sector
Author(s):Rush, James E.
Subject(s):Research libraries --United States --Automation
Library information networks --United States
Abstract:If libraries are to grow in the coming years, they must redefine the services offered, the clientele served, and the mechanisms for financing operations. Through existing regional telecommunication networks and the proposed National Research and Education Network (NREN), libraries can de-emphasize physical collections and become virtual libraries, providing global access to information not only to their traditional clientele but to business and industry as well. By serving the private sector, libraries can contribute to the economic growth of society; however, by charging for these information services, they may do so on a profitable basis. PALINET is developing a program that will enable its members to deliver fee-based services to business and industry; this program could serve as a model for services that would be available on a national network.
Issue Date:1991
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In B. Sutton and C.H. Davis, eds. 1991. Networks, open access, and virtual libraries : implications for the research library. Papers presented at the 1991 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 74-83.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (28th : 1991)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1991.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-10

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