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ERIC Number: ED342413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 87
Abstractor: N/A
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Interlibrary Loan on OCLC by Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries Member Libraries.
Larsgaard, Mary L.
An investigation of the interlibrary loan (ILL) borrowing patterns of six academic libraries and one large urban library--all members of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (CARL)--analyzed data on transactions carried out through the OCLC ILL system during the 3 month period of March through May of 1988. The data and analyses focused on the: (1) number and type of lending institution; (2) number of loans by state; (3) types of libraries from which loans were made; (4) number of items borrowed per CARL library; (5) number of titles borrowed by Library of Congress classification letter; and (6) number of items by year of publication of item. One study result showed that CARL members overwhelmingly borrow from within the state of Colorado whenever possible; when it is not, they tend to borrow from libraries in the southwest and midwest United States; and twice as many items are borrowed in the humanities and social sciences as in the physical and natural sciences. It is noted that OCLC data provide a valuable way to analyze interlibrary-loan traffic. Concluding the report are the following appendices: (1) Interlibrary Loan Policy, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines; (2) Rules for the Administration of the Colorado Library Network--Payment for Lending Program; (3) BCR Interlibrary Loan Code; and (4) a report from the CARL User's Group ILL Task Force. (26 references) (Author/MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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