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Finding that document! Enhancing the discovery and locating of journals

Awre, Chris


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Mr Chris Awre
Interim University Librarian and Associate Director (Collections, Learning & Research)


In order to address the problem of discovering and accessing relevant documents in the ever-increasing amount of information presented to us, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has funded a series of projects to address the chain of information access: discover, locate, request, deliver. This article reviews the work and results of these JOIN-UP projects and places them in the wider context of document delivery, the use of open standards to achieve interoperability between systems, and the overall information environment that users interact with. In addition, initial progress on the development of a national serials union catalogue, SUNCAT, is reported, to assist with national discovery of journal titles.


Awre, C. (2004). Finding that document! Enhancing the discovery and locating of journals. Interlending and Document Supply, 32(1), 7-16.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 31, 2004
Publication Date 2004-03
Print ISSN 0264-1615
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue 1
Pages 7-16
Keywords document management;document delivery;journals;standards;information systems
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