ERIC Number: ED047717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Interloan Activity in Central New York: Analysis of a Sample.
Kipp, Michael F.
The interloan activities of public library systems and selected academic libraries were monitored during March and April of 1969. The objectives of this study were: (1) learn what kinds of materials are unavailable or in limited supply in area research libraries, (2) provide data for recommendations for strengthening research collections, and (3) develop a regional interlibrary loan code. The implications of this study are: (1) many requests are sent outside the region which could be satisfied within it, (2) the low elapsed time for successful transactions is not representative of the total time a user must wait for materials, (3) insufficient use is made of available routing alternatives, (4) systematic use is not made of the relative success of past requests, (5) independent routing appears to out-perform New York State Interlibrary Loan (NYSILL) both in time and positive responses, (6) Council resources in the humanities are insufficient to support demands, (7) photocopy charges from independent sources are sometimes disproportionately high, and (8) certain factors seem to mitigate against the exhaustive use of regional resources before a request is sent outside. Areas in need of further study are listed. (The final report of the July 1968 study on interlibrary loan activity is available as LI 001 599. (NH)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central New York Reference and Resources Council, Canastota.
Identifiers: New York; Reference and Research Library Resources Program