Singapore: “Yale-NUS Seeks to Expand Library Collection”
From the Yale Daily News:
Ever since a memorandum of understanding was drawn up between Yale’s library system and the yet-to-be-established library of Yale-NUS [National University of Singapore] prior to the college’s launch, the two institutions have collaborated on a range of initiatives, including the expedited loan of materials from New Haven to Singapore and negotiation of access privileges for Yale-NUS students visiting the University.
The College is particularly fortunate in having access to the very substantial holdings of e-resources — e-journals, e-books and databases — to which NUS subscribes, Milne added, noting that NUS also handles license negotiations for electronic resources Yale-NUS wishes to acquire, and has provided training and professional development opportunities for the Yale-NUS library staff.
Access to electronic resources have become an increasingly central focus of librarian attention across the global higher education community — and a key source of costs. At Yale, for instance, University Librarian Susan Gibbons estimated that the additional enrollment of 800 total undergraduates in Yale College would require the Library to spend at least $1 million, slightly more than 1 percent of the library system’s total annual budget, to maintain current levels of access to electronic content.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.