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Title: On a clear day you can inter-lend forever: the UK inter-lending scene
Authors: Johnson, Gareth J.
First Published: 7-Mar-2012
Publisher: United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG)
Citation: Insights: the UKSG journal, 2012, 25 (1), pp. 86-91
Abstract: This article details the challenges faced by today’s UK-based inter-lending services in terms of fiscal pressures, technological change and changing patron expectations. It examines how recent refurbishment at the British Library has led to an increase in community inter-lending, against a background of a general reduction of the reliance on inter-library loan services. It also considers the perception of the value of inter-lending services by senior management, alongside the impact that online availability of materials has had. It then considers the issues around rights management and licence restrictions for inter-lending imposed by many publishers and suppliers. Finally, it considers the steps for change that inter-lending services need to embrace to meet these challenges.
DOI Link: 10.1629/2048-7754.25.1.86
ISSN: 0953-0460
eISSN: 2048-7754
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2012 Gareth J Johnson. Deposited with reference to the author's licence, which grants the right to deposit full text in the LRA on publication of the paper, providing a link to the online version is included.
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