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On a clear day you can inter-lend forever: the UK inter-lending scene

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posted on 12.03.2012, 15:58 by Gareth J. Johnson
This article details the challenges faced by today’s UK-based inter-lending services in terms of fiscal pressures, technological change and changing patron expectations. It examines how recent refurbishment at the British Library has led to an increase in community inter-lending, against a background of a general reduction of the reliance on inter-library loan services. It also considers the perception of the value of inter-lending services by senior management, alongside the impact that online availability of materials has had. It then considers the issues around rights management and licence restrictions for inter-lending imposed by many publishers and suppliers. Finally, it considers the steps for change that inter-lending services need to embrace to meet these challenges.

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Insights: the UKSG journal, 2012, 25 (1), pp. 86-91

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Insights: the UKSG journal

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United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG)

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0953-0460

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2048-7754

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2012

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12/03/2012

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http://uksg.metapress.com/content/g46h82765l53v17w/?p=85ba49e8d77f41e5a4b46155450e5abd&pi=16

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