Networking and resource sharing in library and information services : the case for consortium building

Okeagu, George and Okeagu, Blessing (2008) Networking and resource sharing in library and information services : the case for consortium building. Information, society and justice journal, 1 (2). pp. 255-262. ISSN 1756-1078

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Abstract

Networking and resource sharing have always been important factors in library services. Formation of consortium appears to be the most viable means for library cooperation. This work briefly traces the history of library cooperation in the UK, South Africa and Nigeria. It also examines the elements, benefits and challenges for consortium formation as crucial for library networking and resource sharing. Finally, it is concluded that libraries must face up to the reality of resource and information synergy in order to live up to the expectations of of clients and society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, society and justice journal; United Kingdom; South Africa; Nigeria; library networking; consortia
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 16:12
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 16:12
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/82

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