Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 1, Fall

Cooperative Collection Management in the Consortial Environment: The VIVA Pilot Projects
Introduction The history of cooperative collection development is a tapestry interwoven with the strong fibers of a shared belief in the theoretical value and promise of cooperation and a rather ragged record of achieving that promise. Dominguez...
Patron Initiated, Web-Based Document Delivery in Germany
Introduction In January 2000 OCLC issued a press release (www.oclc.org/oclc/press/20000121.htm) saying that they had agreed to begin a pilot project with the Big 12 Plus Libraries. The project is designed to test the utility of a library user-initiated,...
The High Tech and the Beautiful: Library Buildings, Digital Libraries, and the Future
Introduction The reopening of the New York Public Library's (NYPL) main reading room last fall was heralded in the New York Times by no less than three articles, one editorial, and several letters to the editor. Founded in New York City in 1895...