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Article: Purchase instead of borrow: an international perspective

TitlePurchase instead of borrow: an international perspective
Authors
KeywordsInterlibrary loan
Document delivery
Acquisitions
Issue Date2004
PublisherHaworth Information Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/1072-303X.asp
Citation
Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply, 2004, v. 14 n. 4, p. 23-37 How to Cite?
AbstractIn seeking to provide a more cost-effective means to substitute for gaps in the collection the University of Hong Kong Libraries began to consider the feasibility of combining purchase with interlibrary loan borrowing in the fall of 2001. From 2002 the University of Hong Kong Libraries implemented a new initiative, called the “Overseas Book Loan Initiative,” to purchase interlibrary loan requests for locally unavailable monographs instead of borrowing them from overseas. This paper presents the University of Hong Kong model of “purchase on demand,” and attempts to study whether purchase instead of borrow is a better alternative for the University of Hong Kong Libraries' situation, given the local factors and circumstances. The four underlying factors: speed, subsequent use, content appropriateness, and cost of transaction are examined by analyzing actual data collected. Evidence from the study suggests that purchasing instead of borrowing is a better option if the library can continue to support the higher out-of-pocket costs to achieve the benefits of improving patron support, addingindemand materials to the collection, and optimizing the use of resources.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180416
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.181

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, GRYC-
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T02:40:12Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-23T02:40:12Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply, 2004, v. 14 n. 4, p. 23-37-
dc.identifier.issn1072-303X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180416-
dc.description.abstractIn seeking to provide a more cost-effective means to substitute for gaps in the collection the University of Hong Kong Libraries began to consider the feasibility of combining purchase with interlibrary loan borrowing in the fall of 2001. From 2002 the University of Hong Kong Libraries implemented a new initiative, called the “Overseas Book Loan Initiative,” to purchase interlibrary loan requests for locally unavailable monographs instead of borrowing them from overseas. This paper presents the University of Hong Kong model of “purchase on demand,” and attempts to study whether purchase instead of borrow is a better alternative for the University of Hong Kong Libraries' situation, given the local factors and circumstances. The four underlying factors: speed, subsequent use, content appropriateness, and cost of transaction are examined by analyzing actual data collected. Evidence from the study suggests that purchasing instead of borrowing is a better option if the library can continue to support the higher out-of-pocket costs to achieve the benefits of improving patron support, addingindemand materials to the collection, and optimizing the use of resources.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherHaworth Information Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/1072-303X.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply-
dc.rightsJournal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply. Copyright © Haworth Information Press.-
dc.subjectInterlibrary loan-
dc.subjectDocument delivery-
dc.subjectAcquisitions-
dc.titlePurchase instead of borrow: an international perspectiveen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, GRYC: gryclibr@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1300/J110v14n04_03-
dc.identifier.hkuros91698-
dc.identifier.volume14-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage23-
dc.identifier.epage37-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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