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The role of interlibrary loan in a new academic library

Paul WT Poon (Graduate of the college of Librarianship Wales and an FLA, earned his PhD from the School of Information and Library Studies, University of Michigan, in 1982. He is now Co‐ordinator (Public Services) at the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong Library.)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 January 1990

Abstract

Describes the mechanism of interlibrary lending (ILL) as used by the Library of the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong – an institute of higher education only four years old. Examines the library′s informal network with other academic libraries in Hong Kong. Provides a statistical analysis that illustrates the features and trends of the ILL service in the past few years. Outline major problems that handicap ILL.

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WT Poon, P. (1990), "The role of interlibrary loan in a new academic library", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 18 No. 1, pp. 18-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000003471

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