The Evolution of Providing Access to Information: The Fall of the Online Catalog

Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 26, p. 57, 2007

43 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2009

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Stephanie Davidson

University of Illinois College of Law Library

Scott Matheson

Lillian Goldman Law Library; Yale University Library

Date Written: August 3, 2007

Abstract

In this chapter, the authors explore possible avenues for innovation in the library's most basic public access tool, the online catalog, drawing on features of successful analagous service models primarily from the commercial sector. Online retailers such as Amazon.com have raised the bar for the delivery of information, and this has raised expectations for library services that has relevance for the law librarian as well.

Keywords: access to information, consolidation, delivery of information, law library, library online catalogs, Library 2.0, Web 2.0

Suggested Citation

Davidson, Stephanie and Matheson, Scott, The Evolution of Providing Access to Information: The Fall of the Online Catalog (August 3, 2007). Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 26, p. 57, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1337063

Stephanie Davidson (Contact Author)

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