Sacred cows?

 

In a recent blog posting about “sacred cows,” Andrew Pace of OCLC questions all of the circulation rules in place in many libraries.  He says “Take a hard look at those systems, folks…Is it time to simplify?”  Read more here.

The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative calls for more open resource sharing in the interlibrary loan world.  The Rethinking Resource Sharing Manifesto says, “Restrictions shall only be imposed as necessary by individual institutions.”

Are we all ready to be more open to relaxing our policies and getting more into the hands of the user, in an easier way? 

Beth

Sacred cows?

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