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Library customer service in an Italian university library: from ILL to circulation and back

Anna Vaglio (Bocconi University Library, Milan, Italy)
Manuela D'Urso (Bocconi University Library, Milan, Italy)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 30 May 2008

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to describe the changes taking place at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, after the introduction of a new automated system, and to propose the integration of the work of the Document Supply (DS) and the Circulation Departments with radical changes in the job descriptions of both.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is descriptive in nature.

Findings

Automation has led to process changes but not yet to the staffing changes that have become possible.

Originality/value

The paper shows how one university is responding to the changes that are taking place technologically and particularly in relation to document supply librarians and staff in the service areas of the main library.

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Citation

Vaglio, A. and D'Urso, M. (2008), "Library customer service in an Italian university library: from ILL to circulation and back", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 36 No. 2, pp. 116-119. https://doi.org/10.1108/02641610810878594

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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