Library Trends 45 (3) Winter 1997: Resource Sharing in a Changing Environment


Library Trends 45 (3) Winter 1997: Resource Sharing in a Changing Environment. Edited by Chandra Prabha and Gay N. Dannelly.

With the advent of electronic catalogs, the development of the Internet, and contractual access to resources provided by commercial vendors, the entire nature of library service, resource provision, and the independent library user are changing radically. Ideally this will decrease the intervention previously required. However, during the developmental phase of these new resources, more assistance may be required by users to navigate the technology and to find what they are actually seeking.

The articles in this issue present a number of the concerns facing libraries and users and provide a variety of insights into the challenges of information selection, acquisition, access, and archiving. The use of external services is increasing as libraries downsize and streamline their personnel resources. Issues of corporate takeovers and the growing concentration of information rights and services in fewer companies have vast implications for the long-term availability of information.

Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at], or visit

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