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This article takes a personal look – retrospectively and prospectively – at the application of information and communications technology within library and information services in UK higher education (UKHE). It looks particularly at the ways in which document delivery has been transformed into a central driver in Internet‐based library service developments and considers recent innovations and likely future pathways. It focuses on the results of programmes such as the Joint Information Systems Committee’s e‐Lib Programme and subsequent attempts to provide radical alternatives to the dominant design of traditional inter‐library loan and document supply services, and it draws on first‐hand experience of the innovation process through projects such as EDDIS and Agora.
This paper summarises the development, current position and future proposed enhancement of the University of East Anglia (UEA)'s electronic document delivery service. The…
This paper summarises the development, current position and future proposed enhancement of the University of East Anglia (UEA)'s electronic document delivery service. The service has been developed in conjunction with the British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC) and began in September 1993. It now handles up to 20 documents a day, via the Library. It is hoped to transfer to desktop delivery, subject to copyright restrictions.
This article complements an earlier discussion by the author with regard to the breakdown of the traditional inter‐library loan model. It looks at the key variables that are driving the development of new models in electronic document delivery, taking account of current projects and products in the field. It argues that there is unlikely to be a single model in the future, but rather a series of models, determined not just by the technology applications available, but also by societal, economic, environmental and political factors. The article is written from the UK higher education viewpoint.
The purpose of this paper is to highlight a selection of poetry titles from the Poets House Showcase of 2006.
This article provides reviews of selected titles from the 2006 Poets House Showcase.
This review represents a wide‐ranging selection of contemporary poetry collections and anthologies.
This list documents the tremendous range of poetry publishing from commercial, independent and university presses, as well as letterpress chapbooks, art books and CDs.
This paper is a thought experiment that investigates the possibilities of moving from the typical “just-in-case” model of managing legacy collections of printed monographs to a centralised “just-in-time” model.
Reliable published statistical data have been used; the core of these are the annual library statistics for UK research libraries collected by SCONUL. From these and other sources, the costs of monograph storage across UK research libraries have been determined.
Establishing a centralised collective collection would bring a large return on investment.
This is not an empirical study.
The value of this study is high.
In 1840 Great Britain became the first government to issue an adhesive stamp for the prepayment of postal fees. The United States issued its first stamps in 1847 and by the mid‐1850s postage stamps were an international phenomenon. The popularity of collecting and studying postage stamps increased accordingly. The term “philatelie” (subsequently anglicized to “philately”) was coined by Frenchman M. Georges Herpin in the 15 November 1864 issue of Collectionneur de Timbres‐Poste, where he combined the Greek words philos (loving, fond) and atelia (free from tax or charge, exempt from payment, franked) and declared “Philately therefore signifies love of everything related to franking.”