The Evolution of Providing Access to Information: The fall of the online catalog

Stephanie Davidson, Scott Matheson

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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors explore possible avenues for innovation in the library's most basic public access tool, the online catalog, drawing on features of successful analogous service models primarily from the commercial sector. Online retailers such as Amazon.com have raised the bar for the delivery of information, and this has raised expectations for library services that have relevance for the law librarian as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-89
Number of pages33
JournalLegal Reference Services Quarterly
Volume26
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

Keywords

  • Access to information
  • Consolidation
  • Delivery of information
  • Law library
  • Library 2.0, Web 2.0
  • Library online catalogs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Law

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