Resource Sharing Today: A Practical Guide to Interlibrary Loan, Consortial Circulation, and Global Cooperation

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 213 pages
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Budget constraints challenge collection development in unprecedented ways. Collection development has increasingly become a cooperative effort among libraries in geographic proximity. When their own library doesn't have certain books or journals, users turn to interlibrary loan to obtain the resources they need. However, many library science degree programs don't cover interlibrary loan. Resource Sharing Today is a practical guide to resource sharing starting with the library across town and ending with libraries on the other side of the globe. Chapters cover everything from the ALA's interlibrary loan form to successful innovations such as Virginia Tech's ILLiad to New York's IDS (Information Delivery Service). Appendices include regional, state, national, and international ILL codes, ALA and IFLA forms, open access agreements, and purchase on demand plans.

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Corinne Nyquist is a librarian at the Sojourner Truth Library at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and has been a librarian for over forty years in public and academic libraries in the United States—New York, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, and in Africa—Sudan and South Africa. She has been in charge of interlibrary loan for over 25 years and has been active in the ALA RUSA STARS (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section) as well as in the Rethinking Resource Sharing group. She was a member of the ALA Committee that revised the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States in 2008. She is currently a member of the ALA Library School Accreditation External Review Panel.

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