This practical guide to resource sharing starts with the library across town and ends with libraries on the other side of the globe. It provides a deep look at the practice of sharing resources and interlibrary loan services and includes lots of examples of codes, forms, and agreements.
Table of Contents
PART I: BUILDING AN EFFICIENT RESOURCE DELIVERY SYSTEM
1. Teaching Each Other ILL, Since the Library Schools Won’t Do It
ILL departments cooperate and guide each other. You need an introduction to the modes of communication.
2. MARC: Library of Congress Did It, But Now It Must Change
Cataloging changes to get patrons information quicker but challenges the traditional attributes of good cataloging.
3. How to Get OCLC To Listen To Us
OCLC provides valuable services for ILL. How can we share our concerns with this powerful vendor?
4. Innovation Can Come From Us
ILLiad was created at Virginia Tech, but it is only one of the exciting ideas originating in libraries.
5. Rethinking Resource Sharing: The Future of Interlibrary Loan.
A movement, we should join, started with a manifesto in 2005 to “rethink resource sharing for the 21st century.”
PART II: ADDING PERSONALIZED HIGH QUALITY SERVICE
6. Don’t Just Say “No” When Faced With Rules and Policies
Follow ALA codes as well as Copyright law and CONTU guidelines. Review library policies and agreements.
7. Showing Users What They Missed In the Library: ILL as Reference
Patrons request obscure materials but overlook items in the collection. Collaborate with reference and others.
8. Buy or Borrow: Getting What the Patron Needs
Buying books unavailable in the region gives patrons a collection building role. These books don’t gather dust.
9. Conundrums: A Confusing and Difficult Problem or Question
They include Cancellations, Cataloging, Challenges, Citations, Cooperation, Codes, and most of all Cost.
10. Going Global Is Easier Than You Think
Overseas services, shipping procedures, and payment methods will all be explained.
11. On the Spot ILL: What We Could Do better With the ALA Form
Serve consortial patrons, but also others with need clearly stated needs and proof of home library responsibility.
12. Enhancing Discovery: Taking an Interest in Local Stuff
Collect campus and regional publications to prepare for an ILL request tracking provenance.
Appendix 1: Code of Ethics of the American Library Association
Appendix 2: Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States
Appendix 3: Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States Explanatory Supplement
Appendix 4: ALA and ARL Response to the Section 108 Study Group Regarding Interlibrary Loan and Other Copies for Users
Appendix 5: Interlibrary Loans: ALA Library Fact Sheet Number 8
Appendix 6: Five Things Every New Resource Sharing Librarian Should Know
Appendix 7: About IFLA
Appendix 8: IFLA Guidelines for Best Practice in Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery
Appendix 9: Illinois State Library: Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS) Factsheet