Explosive ill growth at the university of montana: A case study

Marianne Farr, Barry Brown

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This article explores the causes and the consequences of rapid growth in Interlibrary Loan use at the University of Montana between 1984-1990. For many years the state university library had emphasized traditional collection development and ownership. Since 1984, however, slow attrition of the acquisition budget, coupled with serials inflation, and a concomitant development of new electronic information sources, has forced a new emphasis —access, resource sharing, and temporaiy ownership. The result has been a steady and rapid growth of the Interlibrary Loan service. From.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-54
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Interlibrary Loan and Information Supply
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


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