ERIC Number: ED126879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Mathematical Model of the Illinois Interlibrary Loan Network. Project Report Number 4.
Rouse, William B.; Rouse, Sandra H.
Relatively recent developments, ranging from microfilm catalogs to networked circulation systems, have the potential of removing much of the uncertainty from the routing of interlibrary loan requests. The opportunity of purchasing location and availability information changes the performance of a model interlibrary loan network. Data collected in Illinois show that location information is very valuable and filmed catalogs may be worth several hundred dollars per year to the Illinois Interlibrary Loan Network (ILLINET). Illinois experience also indicates that local availability information, obtained from an automated circulation system, has minimal value, but the same information, made available throughout a network, reduces the time to satisfy a request. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Illinois State Library, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coordinated Science Lab.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois