Overcoming Barriers in the Planning of a Virtual Library: Recognising Organisational and Cultural Change Agents

Overcoming Barriers in the Planning of a Virtual Library: Recognising Organisational and Cultural Change Agents

Ardis Hanson (University of South Florida, USA)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-14-8.ch015
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Abstract

The University of South Florida (USF) Libraries consist of five separate entities, two located at regional campuses in St. Petersburg and Sarasota and three libraries located on the main campus in Tampa. These libraries operate in a collegial, cooperative way yet each operates independently of the others. This arrangement allows the individual missions of each of the Libraries to be met while ensuring collaboration and cooperation. The many initiatives within and among the USF Libraries depend upon a reliable and advanced networked infrastructure and on staff, facility and financial decisions focussed on true programmatic cooperation. This paper addresses the interaction between the USF Libraries in defining and realising institutional commitment to its virtual library plan.

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