This goes with this goes with that:maximising the modular approach in library systems

Jeffries, Sandra and Lowe, Deidre (2005) This goes with this goes with that:maximising the modular approach in library systems. In: Educause Australasia Conference, 5-8 April 2005, Auckland, New Zealand.


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Libraries for many years have been trying to make the information-seeking process easier and more convenient for users. USQ Library, with its high proportion of off-campus students, has felt this challenge more keenly than most. Over the last 18 months, the Library has implemented federated search, interlibrary loans and off-campus delivery through a single interface. This paper explores some of the key issues in the planning and implementation of this initiative: risk management, management of competing departmental requirements, vendor relationships, client consultation, and other business and technical issues. The paper evaluates the impact of this initiative on the Library's service delivery and highlights future-proofing plans.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Division of Academic Services - Library
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:32
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: DocEx, document delivery, remote clients, off-campus students, library system planning
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080706 Librarianship

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