Global Strategy for Technical Services

Justin Parrott, Wenchao Jia, Heng (Helen) Ge

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New York University Libraries supports technical services for two portal campuses based in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. Staff in each location have worked together to develop a successful technical services operation that strengthens the Global Network University’s access to knowledge and management of resources. Based upon this experience, strategies are recommended for global libraries supporting a similar project. Issues considered are the coordination and communication between global and local processing units, staffing, training, and professional development in a global context, sharing the ILS system and selecting suitable vendors, providing secure global shipping services, cataloging items by surrogate, and creating a separate workflow for special collections.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe
EditorsJustin Parrott, Scott Collard, Raymond Pun
Place of Publication9780838988428
PublisherAssociation of College and Research Libraries
Number of pages192
ISBN (Electronic)9780838988442, 9780838988435, 9780838988459
ISBN (Print)9780838988442
StatePublished - Sep 12 2016


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