Sharing economy and libraries: a challenge or an opportunity?

Pujar, S M ; Munnolli, Satish S; Mundgod, M B

Abstract

Sharing economy is not new, it exists in the corporate world. The norm of sharing resources in libraries is also not new. However, sharing resources and services for a price is relatively new. In the era of dwindling financial resources and shrinking spaces in the libraries, the paper deliberates the concept of sharing economy and the probable avenues librarians can think of to initiate and explore in the sharing economy.

Keyword(s)

Sharing economy;Libraries;Library resources;Library services

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