1st Edition

Teamwork and Collaboration in Libraries
Tools for Theory and Practice

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ISBN 9780789014023
Published December 20, 2001 by Routledge
154 Pages

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Book Description

Avoid the pitfalls in consortium planning with this down-to-earth advice!

This practical book addresses the specific tasks of planning, organizing, and administering a successful library consortium. Teamwork and Collaboration in Libraries: Tools for Theory and Practice surveys a number of resource-sharing schemes, including digital libraries and cooperative purchasing schemes. Thoughtful analyses discuss the perils and benefits of consortia, and a thorough bibliography reviews the available material on planning a consortium. This comprehensive book provides all the information you will need before undertaking a library collaboration.

Teamwork and Collaboration in Libraries: Tools for Theory and Practice presents discussions and case studies of cooperative purchasing and resource-sharing in several library environments, including:

  • within university library systems
  • between libraries with shared special interests
  • between academic and public libraries
  • the proposed national law library consortium

Table of Contents


  • Introduction
  • The Time is Now for a National Law Library Consortium
  • Cooperative Collection Development Programs in Law Libraries: Barriers and Benefits
  • The University of Pittsburgh Digital Library: A Case Study in Inter-Library Cooperation
  • Collaborating with Public Librarians: Good for the Public, Good for the Profession and Good for You
  • Some Musings on the Aberdeen Woods Conference and Law Library Cooperation
  • Perspectives on Librarian Collaborations–A Survey of AALL Chapters
  • Law Library Collaborations: Creating an Electronic Library Association Union List
  • House Internet Law Library Case Study: From a Solo Act to a Collaboration
  • No One Person: Views on a Collaboration
  • Collaboration: A Bibliography of Instructional Sources
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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