Share resources through the largest interlibrary loan network

Gemma Burke (OCLC, Sheffield, UK)
Erin Duncan (OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc, Dublin, Ohio, USA)
JL Smither (OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc, Dublin, Ohio, USA)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Publication date: 21 November 2016

Abstract

Purpose

The paper aims to show how using a resource-sharing service can help you provide more resources to your users.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper discusses interlibrary loan challenges and opportunities, specifically with reference to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.

Findings

This paper describes the service that connects libraries to the largest cooperative resource-sharing network with more than 10,000 borrowing and lending libraries worldwide, the possibilities for the future, facts and figures and how libraries around the world have used the solution successfully.

Originality/value

This paper looks at how WorldShare Interlibrary Loan can help libraries overcome the challenges that they face regarding resource sharing.

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Citation

Burke, G., Duncan, E. and Smither, J. (2016), "Share resources through the largest interlibrary loan network", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 44 No. 4, pp. 137-140. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILDS-05-2016-0018

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2016, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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