Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title

Economics of Resource Sharing via Library Consortia

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title or Conference Proceedings Title

Exploring the Relationship Between Media, Libraries, and Archives

Department

Libraries

ISBN

9781522558408

Publisher

IGI Global

Abstract

The chapter seeks to discuss the role played by library consortia in resource sharing among libraries, media organizations, and archives. It will outline the existing models that are functioning effectively especially in the developing countries and discuss the best practices. The target audience being libraries, archives, and media. While unravelling the economics of resources sharing among the information players, the chapter will address the challenges and opportunities in supporting research, teaching, and learning. The value of the book chapter is that it will give an insight into the development of library consortia and their significance as opportunities to provide equal access to research in libraries, archives, and media. The chapter will also provide a comprehensive comparison between library consortia in developing countries and developed countries highlighting how resource sharing in developing countries has helped to bridge the gap of information access, thereby showing progressive development.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

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