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An Analysis of Direct Reciprocal Borrowing Among CREPUQ Libraries

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An Analysis of Direct Reciprocal Borrowing Among CREPUQ Libraries

Duy, Joanna and Lariviere, Vincent (2012) An Analysis of Direct Reciprocal Borrowing Among CREPUQ Libraries. In: Concordia Libraries Research Forum, April 27, 2012, Concordia University Loyola Conference Centre. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An analysis of Québec academic libraries’ direct reciprocal borrowing statistics from 2005 to 2010 reveals that the physical distance separating universities plays an important role in determining the amount of reciprocal borrowing activity conducted between institutions. Other factors influencing the amount of borrowing and lending are institution size and library collection size. A social network analysis of direct reciprocal borrowing was also performed; such analysis is rarely used in libraries but offers great potential for better understanding the flow of information between libraries.

Divisions:Concordia University > Libraries
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Refereed:No
Authors:Duy, Joanna and Lariviere, Vincent
Date:2012
Keywords:direct reciprocal borrowing, direct consortial borrowing resource sharing, CREPUQ, interlibrary loan, social network analysis
ID Code:974033
Deposited By: JOANNA DUY
Deposited On:10 May 2012 18:30
Last Modified:15 May 2012 17:57
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