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Title:The Real Costs and Financial Challenges of Library Networking: Part 3
Author(s):Studer, William J.
Subject(s):Research libraries --United States --Automation
Library information networks --United States
Abstract:The development of electronic networks is seen by some as a way to lower the high costs associated with collecting, maintaining, and storing traditional print-based library material. In reality, at least for the near future, libraries will be faced with double costs associated with the storage of dual formats. Additional costs will also result from the need to inform and train potential users. And as users are exposed to a wider variety of relevant materials held at other libraries, interlibrary loan activity will increase with resulting increased costs associated with staff time, computer equipment and support, and network use. Finally, as a result of increased networking, a structure to coordinate resources and access will have to be developed.
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: 128-131.
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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