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Title: Resource Sharing Among ASEAN Libraries: Bridging the Information Divide
Authors: Chin, Loy Jyoon
Khasiah Zakaria
Keywords: Libraries Cooperation
Resource Sharing
Library Exchange Programme
Issue Date: 13-Jun-2015
Publisher: The Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL)
Abstract: Resource sharing activities have constantly been vital to the being of libraries as no library can afford to acquire, store, and domain every information source that its library patrons might need. In support of the above, libraries have long been powerful agents in the dissemination of information to support lifelong learning. However, there is a lack of coordination and collaboration at the regional level in the implementation of resource sharing and library exchange programme among ASEAN Member State libraries. The creation of regional cooperation and collaboration in resource sharing and library exchange programme among ASEAN Member State libraries will enable information sharing, networking and preservation of our rich cultural heritage. However, in order for a successful resource sharing and library exchange programme among ASEAN Member State libraries, there must be a shared commitment, the willingness to contribute, technologically skilled staff, a need to understand legal implication and continuous funding for library cooperation and collection development. Global access to sharable information and resources should be encouraged through formal or informal networking agreement. The success of any library cooperation and library exchange programme depends on how well libraries can exploit these networking opportunities and contribute to the growth and development of knowledge on a global scale. Thus this paper discuss on the resource sharing and library exchange programme among libraries in Malaysia and ASEAN Member States. Among these efforts are Ubiquitous Library (u-Library), National Union Catalogue, Document Delivery Services, Conference of University Libraries and National Library of Malaysia, Malaysia Resource Centres, Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme, Nanning Initiatives, IL-AP Project and CONSAL Projects.
Description: This paper was presented at the Conference CONSAL XVI held from 11-13 June 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.
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