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Library networking. Alex Klugkist Groningen University Library (a.c.klugkist@ub.rug.nl). Scholarly information supply and libraries under reconstruction. The library finds itself in an environment of change: access to enormous quantities of information ICT developments

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Library networking

Alex Klugkist

Groningen University Library

(a.c.klugkist@ub.rug.nl)


Scholarly information supply and libraries under reconstruction

  • The library finds itself in an environment of change:

    • access to enormous quantities of information

    • ICT developments

    • financial constraints

    • changing higher education and research

  • What will be the added value of libraries


The traditional and the digital library

  • Traditional collection development still important

  • Increasing importance of access to digital information

  • Don’t oppose the concepts of access and ownership


The library as a local network

  • Rallying-point of printed and digital information

  • Centre of expertise

  • Gateway to digital information

  • Advanced, modern study facilities


Library networking on a national level

  • Necessity of national library networks

  • PICA

  • Shared cataloguing and classing

  • PICA infrastructure the basis of the national information infrastructure in the Netherlands


Dutch Open Library Network

  • SURFnet, the technical Dutch research network

  • PICA Online Contents database

  • Dutch Union Catalogue

  • PICARTA

  • Dutch Academic Library


Organizational aspects of OBN

  • Special circuits

  • Registered and non-registered users

  • ILL-account

  • Document delivery

  • Charges

  • Clearinghouse system

  • Monographs


International Library Networking

  • Internet as a common global infrastructure

  • Establishing alliances with other library organizations

  • OCLC in Europe and worldwide


Linking

  • Linking of information will have an increasing importance

  • Linking to full-text

  • Public domain and licensed information

  • Development of scholarly networks


Cooperation with Indonesian partner university libraries

  • Distance between Indonesia and the Netherlands smaller because of ICT

  • So: let’s network and share experience and information


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