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Net-knitting: the library paradigm and the new environment

Law, Derek and McSean, Tony (1998) Net-knitting: the library paradigm and the new environment. In: 6th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries, 1998-06-22 - 1998-06-27.

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It is the purpose of this paper to argue that librarians have been blinded to its basic flaws by the gaudiness of the Internet and that we are confusing sources and resources. The Internet shows none of the features required for scholarly communication and whether or not we believe this will change, we should be developing models which offer electronic services as a viable and reliable resource.