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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2000

Bruce R. Kingma and Natalia Mouravieva

This article applies the economic model of interlibrary loan and library journal subscriptions developed by Kingma in 1996 to data from the Library for Natural Sciences…

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This article applies the economic model of interlibrary loan and library journal subscriptions developed by Kingma in 1996 to data from the Library for Natural Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences. The model shows whether a library journal subscription or providing access to journal articles by interlibrary loan is more cost‐effective. The cost of international interlibrary loan including document delivery and the journal subscription policies to foreign periodicals existing in a large academic library in Russia are examined. Results are similar to the results found in the Kingma study of the Library Centres for the State University of New York. The most cost‐effective way to provide access to scientific journal articles within Russia is to provide additional funding for international interlibrary loan rather than increasing the number of journal subscriptions.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 28 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 1 June 2010

David P. Atkins

International interlibrary loan remains a persistent and sometimes vexing topic in US libraries. Technology's advance allows libraries and library users to easily identify…

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Purpose

International interlibrary loan remains a persistent and sometimes vexing topic in US libraries. Technology's advance allows libraries and library users to easily identify resources from across the globe. This ease of discovery belies the difficulty of delivery. To contribute to the conversation, the ALA RUSA STARS International Interlibrary Loan Committee conducted a survey of US libraries regarding international interlibrary loan activity. The survey uncovered elements impacting ILL success and failure and identified opportunities for US academic libraries global ILL participation. Issues that concern the survey's participants included communications, copyright, customs, payment methods, shipping, and language barriers. US interlibrary loan librarians seek cooperative responses to these problems. This paper seeks to address this issue.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper discusses the current climate of international interlibrary loan from a US perspective and highlights efforts to use STARS survey results to inform international ILL programs and best practices.

Findings

To expand international interlending, STARS can build on today's extra‐OCLC resource sharing strategies and leverage survey results to focus programming and promotional efforts. At the same time, librarians must improve communications and foster international resource sharing communities which contributes to the international dialog essential for interlending success.

Originality/value

The paper presents a new initiative from the major professional association for North American librarians dedicated to resource sharing.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 38 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 1 March 1998

Barbara Shuh

The article traces the history of the ISO Interlibrary Loan Protocol, starting with the early implementation work in Canada and Europe to its current renaissance, driven…

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The article traces the history of the ISO Interlibrary Loan Protocol, starting with the early implementation work in Canada and Europe to its current renaissance, driven by the commitment of an international group of implementors and easy access to Internet communications network.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 1 January 1989

Virginia Boucher

Advances the idea that interlibrary lending is the Cinderella ofthe library service. Shows that it is support staff that frequentlyperform the tasks associated with…

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Advances the idea that interlibrary lending is the Cinderella of the library service. Shows that it is support staff that frequently perform the tasks associated with interlibrary loan. Argues that a professional librarian should guide this service. Explores the varied roles of the professional interlibrary loan librarian within the context of the US library scene, showing that interlibrary loan service, properly carried out, is both a challenge and stimulus to the professional librarian and an important factor in the satisfaction of user needs.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 17 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 23 February 2010

Margarita Moreno and Anne Xu

This paper aims to describe the role of the National Library of Australia in the Australian interlibrary loan environment, not just in terms of providing access to…

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Purpose

This paper aims to describe the role of the National Library of Australia in the Australian interlibrary loan environment, not just in terms of providing access to National Library collections through the document supply service, but also in providing infrastructure to support interlibrary loans across Australia.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper describes the various roles the National Library plays in the interlibrary loan/document delivery environment in Australia. It covers the document supply service and the Libraries Australia service, which provides the infrastructure that supports interlibrary loans/document delivery in Australia, and briefly reports on the evaluation of services currently being undertaken.

Findings

Providing access to library collections is complex and constantly changing. Client expectations are increasing, and libraries need to change traditional practices to meet user needs.

Originality/value

The paper covers the services offered by the National Library of Australia in supporting interlibrary loans/document delivery. Very few papers cover this topic.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 38 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 4 October 1996

Robert A. Seal

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Advances in Librarianship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-879-7

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Publication date: 1 January 1977

NG Samokhina

The ‘hierarchical centralization’ of the library system based on territorial divisions is described and the wide‐ranging role of the interlibrary loan centres is…

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The ‘hierarchical centralization’ of the library system based on territorial divisions is described and the wide‐ranging role of the interlibrary loan centres is critically examined. The rapidly increasing volume of interlending is noted as are methods of automation, improvements in procedures and areas for further improvement.

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BLL Review, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6503

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Publication date: 24 May 2013

Amy R. Paulus

This paper aims to describe and promote the interlibrary loan and document delivery services between North American and Japanese academic libraries. An overview of the…

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Purpose

This paper aims to describe and promote the interlibrary loan and document delivery services between North American and Japanese academic libraries. An overview of the overseeing bodies, the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources and the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Committee, is also described.

Design/methodology/approach

A descriptive approach is taken to explain the library‐focused programs supported by the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources.

Findings

Access to Japanese language resources is increasingly higher in demand. The National Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources has fully supported libraries by providing interlibrary loan/document services between Japan and North America.

Originality/value

This paper provides step‐by‐step instructions for interlibrary loan practitioners whose libraries participate in the Global ILL Framework (GIF) program.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 41 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 1 January 1980

Brian Kefford

Progress in Europe between 1973 and 1978 is reviewed mainly in the context of the LIBER Seminar on International Interlibrary Lending held in Florence in 1978. The Danish…

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Progress in Europe between 1973 and 1978 is reviewed mainly in the context of the LIBER Seminar on International Interlibrary Lending held in Florence in 1978. The Danish interlending system is considered separately. Attention is given to a theoretical on‐line system in Belgium and actual on‐line methods in the USA and recent articles from the USA, especially on the National Periodicals Center, are presented. Articles on developments in Scotland, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand are reviewed. Finally payment for loans and the effects of copyright legislation are considered.

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Interlending Review, vol. 8 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-2773

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Article
Publication date: 15 August 2016

CJ de Jong

The purpose of this paper is to identify the value and benefits from newly developed relationships between the University of Alberta Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the value and benefits from newly developed relationships between the University of Alberta Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan Department and other institutions through the delivery of new services.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is a descriptive review of the new services provided, including a centralized interlibrary loan service for members of the NEOS Consortium and an article delivery service for Can Tho University Library (Vietnam), an overview of the implementation of the services and a discussion of the value and benefits created.

Findings

A single-point of intake for interlibrary loan requests for a group of academic libraries can be implemented successfully with few drawbacks, providing benefits to all the participants. An article delivery service to an institution that provides no interlibrary loan services provides value through access to new resources and demonstrates not to be a burden on the provider; yet, this paper demonstrates that the primary value is in learning about their patrons’ needs.

Practical implications

Other institutions could replicate these services and relationships.

Originality/value

Single-point of intake for interlibrary loan in academic consortial environments has neither been demonstrated in the literature nor has any component of interlibrary loan been described to support international initiatives to assist libraries in disadvantaged countries.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 44 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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