Israeli college interlibrary loan practices: implications for Israeli universities

Lynne Porat (Head of the Interlibrary Loans Team, University of Haifa Library, Haifa, Israel)
Snunith Shoham (Head of the Department of Information Science, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Publication date: 1 December 2004


The recent establishment of academic colleges in Israel not only has affected the make‐up of Israeli higher education, it also has affected university libraries, particularly the interlibrary loan (ILL) departments. This article describes a study that characterised the ILL borrowing practices of Israeli college libraries in general and, in particular, those of libraries that send the majority of their requests to universities. It also identified the disciplines of college library ILL requests and determined that there is a connection to the disciplines prevalent in their own collections. In addition, it identified the Israeli university libraries that received increased requests between 1997 and 2001, assessed the effects on them and identified changes implemented in interlibrary loan departments in order to deal with the increased demand.



Porat, L. and Shoham, S. (2004), "Israeli college interlibrary loan practices: implications for Israeli universities", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 32 No. 4, pp. 219-226.

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