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Traditionally, academicians and researchers have turned to librarians to assist in the organisation and, ultimately, the retrieval of information. Since the beginning of scholarly activity libraries have organized information based upon the scholar’s area of study. Subject collections comprised of materials in various formats have drawn scholars to the library. Today libraries organize myriad online resources to assist selected user communities, again based upon areas of study through the development of subject gateways or portals. However, a critical issue remains how best to broker access to heterogeneous information and learning resources.