Monthly Archive for March, 2013

Not as “open” or “linked” as we could be

The National Library of Australia has a long and impressive tradition of innovation with Library Information Technology.  However their national interlibrary lending network in Australia is managed as a commercial operation: “Libraries Australia”.  While theoretically this interlending network is “open”  it implements VDX’s version of ISO/ILL and has a Z39.50 […]

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E-lending – threats and possibilities

The Australian Library and Information Association hosted a well attended “E-book and E-lending think tank” that provided a forum to discuss the challenges facing libraries in providing E-book lending services. Presenters highlighted a range of difficulties facing libraries given current publisher delivery models: * Publishers are  increasing the costs of […]

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