Remote Storage in Research Libraries

David Block

Abstract


The storage of eye-readable information at a location removed from its parent institution has a history of more than two thousand years. Despite changes in the kinds of information that are stored and the technologies that enable their storage, the relationship between a reader’s time and the distance of material from the reader is a constant challenge to information providers. Competing visions of service and economics, to which remote storage is one response, are timeless.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/lrts.44n4.184

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