The rethinking resource‐sharing initiative: a new development in the USA

Gail Wanner (SirsiDynix, Deer River, Minnesota, USA)
Anne Beaubien (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)
Michelle Jeske (Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado, USA)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Publication date: 5 June 2007



The purpose of this article is to describe innovations in resource sharing in the US library community with an international perspective.


The article provides a descriptive analysis.


It describes the reforms that need to be made in the form of a manifesto. It discusses interoperability, improving library visibility in internet search results and the GET‐IT button project with illustrated examples.


The authors are all key figures in the developments described. The article provides important insights into current thoughts on resource sharing in the USA.



Wanner, G., Beaubien, A. and Jeske, M. (2007), "The rethinking resource‐sharing initiative: a new development in the USA", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 35 No. 2, pp. 92-98.

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