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Unmediated is the message: enhancements to traditional interlibrary loan in a Canadian university

Ophelia Cheung (Librarians at the Ryerson University Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Susan Patrick (Librarians at the Ryerson University Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 September 2004

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Abstract

This paper discusses the implementation and delivery, at Ryerson University Library in Canada, of three consortially‐facilitated, user‐centered initiatives to enhance traditional interlibrary loan services. Through a collaborative purchase of approximately 4,000 NetLibrary ebooks, with the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) consortium and the Consortium of Ontario Libraries, the Library provides unmediated access to shared monographs. Ryerson's fully‐subsidized document delivery service allows users to order journal articles directly from the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI Source) database.

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Cheung, O. and Patrick, S. (2004), "Unmediated is the message: enhancements to traditional interlibrary loan in a Canadian university", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 152-158. https://doi.org/10.1108/02641610410551978

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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