December 2, 2021

Research Libraries: Georgia Tech, Emory Begin Resource Sharing

From the Georgia Tech University Library:

Georgia Tech and Emory University now offer students and faculty a shared collection of library resources, sidestepping the traditional interlibrary loan system with immediate access to hundreds of thousands of titles.

The move, a result of the recently constructed Library Service Center, gives faculty, students and staff access to the world of scholarship in new ways, saving time and advancing research and learning as a whole, said Catherine Murray-Rust, dean of libraries at Georgia Tech.

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To date the shared collection includes physical materials housed at the Library Service Center – about 95 percent of Georgia Tech’s collection and 20 percent of Emory’s.

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By 2017 leadership at both schools hope to have finalized technology to share the remaining materials in Emory University’s Woodruff, Health Sciences and Pitts Theology libraries and the Georgia Institute of Technology Library.

Special and media collections from both institutions are excluded from the shared collection.

See Also: 55,000 Sq. Foot Emory, Georgia Tech Storage and Service Facility Opens in Atlanta (March 18, 2016)

See Also: Off-Site Storage: Land Lease Approved For Emory, Georgia Tech Joint Library Project (November 14, 2016)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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