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Little has been published on the subject of resource sharing in Cuba, particularly in English. This article outlines the history of resource sharing in Cuban and US libraries, reviews the literature by Cuban LIS professionals on resource sharing in Cuba, and details the current resource-sharing practices at three large national Cuban libraries. Finally, there is a discussion of the technological environment in Cuba and how it influences the sharing of, and access to, information. Despite a long history of technological scarcity, the pace of change in Cuba is fast, and Cubans are quickly moving towards dialogue with the international digital LIS professional community.


This work was originally published in The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science.



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