Visions, illusions and facts : a reflection on the partnerships between academic libraries and vendors in the new information landscape

Horn, Anne 1999, Visions, illusions and facts : a reflection on the partnerships between academic libraries and vendors in the new information landscape, in RAISS 1999 : Reference and Information Service Section Conference and Exhibition. 1999 & beyond: partnerships & paradigms : Proceedings of the 1999 Australian Library and Information Association. Reference and Information Service Section. Conference, RAISS, [Sydney, N. S. W.].

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Title Visions, illusions and facts : a reflection on the partnerships between academic libraries and vendors in the new information landscape
Author(s) Horn, Anne
Conference name Australian Library and Information Association. Reference and Information Service Section. Conference (1999 : Sydney Hilton, New South Wales)
Conference location Sydney, New South Wales
Conference dates 6-8 Sep. 1999
Title of proceedings RAISS 1999 : Reference and Information Service Section Conference and Exhibition. 1999 & beyond: partnerships & paradigms : Proceedings of the 1999 Australian Library and Information Association. Reference and Information Service Section. Conference
Publication date 1999
Publisher RAISS
Place of publication [Sydney, N. S. W.]
Summary Is the industry in chaos? How do we to meet the future information needs of the international scholarly community?

The one certainty is that forecasting is never easy. Libraries, vendors and publishers are all working in a rapidly changing environment. It is a fair prediction that there will be fewer participants and less competition in the marketplace. The potential for libraries to be locked into one vendor for access to electronic journals is real. Whether this access will be in perpetuity, no one can give an absolute guarantee. Intellectual property rights, commercial viability and communication standards are all of concern.

We've seen the vision, what's happening now? The Australian academic and research library market has an international reputation for being informed, frank and through necessity, pragmatic. When planning information access and delivery for the next two to five years we are told libraries need a reasonable indication of what is real. Vendors, more than ever, are contributing to a shared understanding amongst libraries, publishers and vendors of the priorities and concerns of different sectors of the industry.
Language eng
Field of Research 080707 Organisation of Information and Knowledge Resources
Socio Economic Objective 890302 Library and Archival Services
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029743

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Library
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