Flapping Wings Might Create Changes in the Atmosphere: Embracing the "Butterfly Effect" Created by E-book Acquisitions

Bill TANG, Owen TAM, Angus LAM

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Abstract

One version of the chaos theory opines that a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil could produce a change in atmospheric pressure that in turn could cause a tornado in Texas. This "Butterfly Effect" graphically demonstrates the phenomenon that the recent surge of e-book acquisitions by academic libraries in Hong Kong can cause a chain of events that leads to a major change of library resources development and access. This presentation will discuss how Lingnan University Library taking the ERALL (Electronic Resources Academic Library Link) opportunity to embrace the “Butterfly Effect” created by e-book acquisitions by integrating overlap analysis, access activation & monitoring, and access oriented OPAC records into its resources development and access workflow.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2008
EventEmerging Paradigms for Academic Library E-Book Acquisition and Use: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities - Cho Yiu Conference Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 3 Jun 2008 → …
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TANG, B., TAM, O., & LAM, A. (2008). Flapping Wings Might Create Changes in the Atmosphere: Embracing the "Butterfly Effect" Created by E-book Acquisitions. Paper presented at Emerging Paradigms for Academic Library E-Book Acquisition and Use: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
TANG, Bill ; TAM, Owen ; LAM, Angus. / Flapping Wings Might Create Changes in the Atmosphere: Embracing the "Butterfly Effect" Created by E-book Acquisitions. Paper presented at Emerging Paradigms for Academic Library E-Book Acquisition and Use: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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