Thursday, June 9, 2011

Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook, Third Edition

Weible, Cherie L. and Janke, Karen L. Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook, Third Edition. Chicago: ALA, 2011 025.62 Bouch, 3rd ed. ISBN 978-0-8389-1081-8

In their definitive new Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook, editors Weible and Janke clearly explainthe complexities of getting materials for patrons from outside the library. This collection presents acomplete view of the interlibrary loan (ILL) process, with contributions from all areas of the technical services community, providing
· Guidance on how to do ILL efficiently and effectively, with advice on how to be a considerate borrower and lender
· Details of preferred staffing and management techniques, showing how best practices can beimplemented at any institution
· Discussion of important issues that can fall between the cracks, such as hidden copyright issues,and the logistics of lending internationally

Consortia and other library partnerships are now sharing ever larger fractions of their collections, andthis book gives library staff the tools necessary for a smoothly functioning ILL system.