Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook

Cherié L. Weible (Editor), Karen L. Janke (Editor)

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In their definitive new Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook, editors Weible and Janke clearly explain the complexities of getting materials from outside the library for patrons. This collection presents a complete 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 be implemented 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, and this book gives library staff the tools necessary for a smoothly functioning ILL system.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationChicago
PublisherALA Editions
Number of pages144
ISBN (Print)9780838910818
StatePublished - 2011


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