The purpose of this paper is to provide preliminary results of the 2015 international interlending survey conducted by the ALA RUSA STARS International Interlibrary Loan Committee and compare these results to those of the survey conducted in 2011.
An international survey was developed using Qualtrics to both gather and analyze the results received after the survey was distributed via listservs and personal contacts.
The 2015 survey’s results generally showed similarities to those in 2011 with most participants both borrowing and lending materials internationally. The differences between the 2011 and 2015 survey are highlighted as are barriers to international interlending.
This study illustrates the most recent survey of international interlending practices with comparison to previous studies and will yield potential methods and activities for improving resource sharing globally.
The World is your Library, or the State of International Interlibrary Loan in 2015. Based on a presentation at the 14th Interlending & Document Supply Conference, held 1-3 October 2015 in Istanbul. Published with the kind permission of IFLA. www.ifla.org/. Articles published by Emerald which have their origins in an IFLA project are made freely accessible nine months after official publication. For permission to reuse this article, please contact the copyright holder.
Munson, K., Thompson, H., Cabaniss, J., Nance, H. and Erlandsen, P. (2016), "The world is your library, or the state of international interlibrary loan in 2015", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 44 No. 2, pp. 44-57. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILDS-01-2016-0005Download as .RIS
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