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

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

by Corinne Nyquist
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Claire McInerney
For experienced librarians and newly degreed librarians alike, Resource Sharing Today is a valuable read. Dr. Corinne Nyquist presents a broad and deep look at the practice of sharing resources and Inter-Library Loan services including the intricacies of different types of collaboration to locate the materials that patrons need. One of the most well-used library services deserves a book that covers the topic from its history to current practices, and any library professional who works in a setting that has ILL services should order and read this.
Judy Fischetti
Corinne Nyquist is an expert and an authority on interlibrary loan (ILL) and resource sharing. She explores many aspects of ILL in depth in this book. Beginning as well as experienced ILL staff will learn much from her.
Suzanne M. Ward
Library school students usually only hear about resource sharing topics in passing. New librarians as well as seasoned practitioners who accept positions in interlibrary loan often feel at sea learning both the broad concepts as well as the operational details with little direction from supervisors unfamiliar with the daily routine. Nyquist’s book is an essential guide through the maze of topics related to contemporary resource sharing.
protoview.com
Nyquist addresses the need for helping library staff and supervisors learn best practices, resources, and obligations of sharing library resources in the context of current technology. Her topics include teaching one another interlibrary loan since the library schools do not do it, how to get the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) to listen to librarians, do not just say 'no' when faced with rules and policies, whether to buy or borrow to get what the patron needs, confusing and difficult problem or question, and taking responsibility at the local level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810888043
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/22/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

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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