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You may think that I could not possibly comment: a personal view of resource sharing in the UK over recent years along with major events that have impeded progress

Frances Hendrix (Chief Executive of the LASER Foundation, Chorley, Lancs, UK)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

This paper traces the demise of joined up ILL across the Regional and National Libraries of the UK by the setting up of Unity (Combined Regions) and the change of status of LASER. It also documents the long‐term development of Viscount/V3 and the effect upon resource sharing along with other significant developments. Examines the new regional bodies and The People's Network in their contribution to, and effect upon, resource sharing. Details the history of LASER's development of electronic messaging and resource sharing from Viewdata through to Viscount and on to V3.Web.

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Hendrix, F. (2004), "You may think that I could not possibly comment: a personal view of resource sharing in the UK over recent years along with major events that have impeded progress", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 176-182. https://doi.org/10.1108/02641610410552003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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