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The situation facing UK public libraries and the need to change the status and approach of interlending

Ben Taylor (RedQuadrant Ltd, London, UK)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 16 August 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of his paper is to describe the situation facing public libraries in the UK and specifically in London, in particular the role of interlending and the potential for its development.

Design/methodology/approach

The author uses his own research work into the work of London libraries.

Findings

The paper finds that in a period of deep cuts there nonetheless exist real opportunities for developing services, and concrete suggestions and proposals are made.

Originality/value

This is one of the very few articles to address the issue of interlending in one of the world's largest cities.

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Citation

Taylor, B. (2011), "The situation facing UK public libraries and the need to change the status and approach of interlending", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 39 No. 3, pp. 134-141. https://doi.org/10.1108/02641611111164618

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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