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Title: The Economics of Resource-Sharing Networks
Authors: Royan, Bruce
Issue Date: 5-Sep-1991
Publisher: Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia
Abstract: This paper introduces some economic techniques and concepts as applied to examples of resource-sharing, and in particular to resource-sharing in library networks. Two broad types of resource-sharing are discussed with examples, fol1owed by a detailed case study of cost benefit analysis of the Singapore Integrated Library Automation Service (SILAS). This is followed by a consideration of Inter Library Lending from an economic viewpoint, and the paper is rounded off with a discussion of one of the problems of costing resource-sharing activities with a view to charging for them.
Description: Paper presented at the Seminar on the National Bibliographic Network, held on the 5th-7th September 1991 at the British Council, Jalan Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur.
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