The Global Resources Program (GRP) seeks to improve access to international research materials through cooperative structures and the use of new technology. GRP, a joint initiative of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has launched six projects to test varying models of access. The six projects are in different stages of development and have different levels of North American and international participation. All projects share common challenges and potential barriers. This paper reviews these challenges and barriers and suggests strategies to overcome them. The realization that North American research libraries are no longer able to collect comprehensively provides an opportunity for the global interlibrary loan and document supply community to provide access to and delivery of materials needed by scholars and researchers, regardless of location of the material or the scholar.
Jackson, M.E. (2000), "Meeting the challenges of international lending and document supply: learning from the Global Resources Program", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 79-85. https://doi.org/10.1108/02641610010331534
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