v.23 #1 KBART – How It Will Benefit Libraries and Users

by Liz Stevenson (E-Resources Manager, The University of Edinburgh) L.G.Stevenson@ed.ac.uk
and Chad Hutchens (Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Wyoming Libraries) chutchen@UWYO.EDU

 The library mission to provide access to resources meets great challenges with a high volume of licensed and free material accessible on nearly any networked device from desktops to Web-enabled phones — ejournals, eBooks, databases, theses, audio, video, and data. New technology helps to process and provide access to the content, and a key component in the supply chain is the OpenURL link resolver coupled with its knowledge base. The OpenURL standard and its functionality means that users are no longer dependent on knowledge of any one library system, but can find out at the point of need whether or not the library has online access to a resource.

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