ERIC Number: ED398935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Interlibrary Loan Task Force. Bulletin No. 96298.
Wisconsin's Interlibrary Library Loan Task Force was created in 1994 to identify and discuss effective patterns and methods of sharing resources among libraries of all types in Wisconsin and to determine the direction that different organizational levels should take in resource sharing, and to evaluate existing state-wide resource-sharing protocols. These measure aim to help ensure that library users throughout the state receive equitable, cost-effective interlibrary loan service. This report discusses basic interlibrary loan services and Interlibrary Loan Task Force issues and recommendations. The following Task Force issues are summarized and then discussed in terms of background, problems, sub-issues, and recommendations: (1) How can Wisconsin library staff most effectively develop and use electronic resources to find information in response to requests from library users? (2) How can interlibrary loan and reference referral tools and services be improved? (3) How can users be better educated about interlibrary loan and reference referral services? (4) What should be done to assure library staff are adequately trained to carry out interlibrary loan and reference referral services? and (5) How should interlibrary loan and referral services be funded in order to assure equity of access throughout the state? (SWC)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Costs, Interlibrary Loans, Library Cooperation, Library Education, Library Expenditures, Library Funding, Library Instruction, Library Networks, Library Services, Online Searching, Program Effectiveness, Reference Materials, Reference Services, Search Strategies, Shared Library Resources, User Needs (Information)
Bureau for Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2109 South Stoughton Road, Madison, WI 53716-2899.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin