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The end user enabled: the development of a UK wide resource sharing network for public libraries

Robert Froud (Independent Library Professional, Wedmore, UK)
Elisabeth Robinson (OCLC (UK) Ltd, Sheffield, UK)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 15 November 2011

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to describe the initiative to establish a National Union Catalogue for UK Public Libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews the development of a web based national union catalogue accessible to the UK citizen.

Findings

It is found that the launch of a National Library Catalogue in the UK is timely and will be of benefit to libraries and the UK population alike.

Originality/value

The paper shares experiences of the UK market with the wider community.

Keywords

Citation

Froud, R. and Robinson, E. (2011), "The end user enabled: the development of a UK wide resource sharing network for public libraries", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 39 No. 4, pp. 217-220. https://doi.org/10.1108/02641611111187659

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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