ERIC Number: ED275337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Interlibrary Loan in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 127.
Howland, Joan S.
During the spring of 1986, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) surveyed 32 of its members, selected on the basis of their interlibrary loan (ILL) activities and programs, in an effort to gather documents regarding online ILL services and cooperative borrowing/consortium activities. Of the 22 respondents, all conduct at least part of their ILL activities electronically, and all are involved in one or more cooperative borrowing arrangements. It was found that 9 of the responding libraries have individual arrangements with local libraries; 6 participate in regional consortiums; 15 participate in statewide agreements; 13 participate in statewide networks; 22 participate in RLIN (Research Libraries Information Network) or OCLC (Online Computer Library Center); 3 are involved in subscription-based activities; and 15 participate in other types of cooperative borrowing arrangements. The ARL library ILL documents presented in this kit include 5 annual reports, 3 statistical summaries, 3 organization charts, 7 policy statements and fee schedules, 3 ILL codes, 6 summaries of cooperative programs and services, and 3 documents related to telefacsimile projects. A Call for Documents on Interlibrary Loan Trends form, list of ARL libraries responding to the survey, and an evaluation sheet for this ARL Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) kit are also provided. (KM)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bibliographic Utilities, Facsimile Transmission, Fees, Higher Education, Interlibrary Loans, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Services, Library Surveys, Online Systems, Position Papers, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Studies, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($20.00 per copy; subscriptions available).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
Note: For an earlier survey, see ED 232 702.