Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Library Express’ Streamlines Research for Students, Faculty


For decades the research and academic libraries across the UNC system have leveraged their collections and those of other research libraries in the region to reduce costs and make the greatest range of materials available to faculty and students.

Now, with one easy system on the web, patrons can search the library catalog of all 17 institutions in the system and have the materials they need delivered in days. UNC Library Express makes library materials across the state easy to find and quick to obtain.

Students, faculty and staff at UNCG can search available resources across the system through UNC Library Express by starting at library.uncg.edu and following the library catalog links. Books and other item are delivered by UPS Ground service, usually within three days of the request. The end result: UNC Library Express increases the number and variety of books and other resources available to all members of the UNC system community, whether they are teaching or learning on campus or through distance education.

UNC Library Express supports the ongoing UNC Tomorrow initiative, which calls for addressing the UNC community’s needs from a system-wide perspective, maximizing resources and efficiency, and avoiding unnecessary duplication. It should also facilitate improvement of public education, economic transformation, health, environment and outreach. By increasing statewide access to critical education and research materials, UNC Library Express also meets several of the key goals laid out in the 2006 President’s Advisory Committee on Efficiency and Effectiveness (PACE) report.

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