global resource sharing

global resource sharing

[′glō·bəl ri′sȯrs ‚sher·iŋ]
(computer science)
The ability of all of the users of a local-area network to share any of the resources (storage devices, input/output devices, and so forth) connected to the network.
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To streamline global resource sharing, reduce the inefficiencies, and develop global strategies for effective information management and utilization, the information team formed a Global Information Network.
describe how librarians can introduce, maintain, and improve global resource sharing. They overview international borrowing and lending and define the concept of global resource sharing, then describe the history of interlending; current issues; using the business techniques of PEST (political, economic, social, and technological) and SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis to identify factors influencing international interlibrary loan; and practical aspects such as the requesting process, locating a lender, catalogs, shipping, fees and payments, statistics, and issues and challenges; ending with case studies from various countries.
The National Library of Australia and OCLC also intend to examine further opportunities for global resource sharing.
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