Unlocking the Information Gateways: New Models of Collaborative Library Service

Gow, Earle, Lim, Edward and Parker, Doreen (2002) Unlocking the Information Gateways: New Models of Collaborative Library Service. Working Paper. Shanghai International Library Forum.


There have been a number of significant cooperative and collaborative initiatives undertaken by Australian academic and research libraries in recent years. Evidence of genuine cooperation and collaboration between several academic libraries has now become a prerequisite for success in grant applications. Furthermore the Strategic Plan of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), which covers all 38 Australian university libraries, is based on cooperative action and collaborative solutions. The paper will allude to some recent projects that demonstrate the above, but will focus on the Australian Academic and Research Library Network (AARLIN) Portal Project, supported by the Australian Research Council, 20 Australian university libraries and the National Library of Australia. Its principal aim is to develop a structure and framework for providing unmediated, personalised and seamless end user access to the analogue and digital resources of Australian university and research libraries from workstations of research staff and students.

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Paper presented by Earle Gow in collaboration with Edward Lim (AARLIN Assistant Project Director) and Doreen Parker (Victoria University of Technology) at the Shanghai International Library Forum, 15-18 July 2002

Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/306
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 400000 Journalism, Librarianship and Curatorial Studies
Historical > FOR Classification > 0807 Library and Information Studies
Current > Division/Research > Library
Keywords information gateways; collaborative library service; Australia; cooperation; cooperative action; collaborative solutions
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