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ERIC Number: EJ1066498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Relationships between Interlibrary Loan and Research Activity in Canada
Duy, Joanna; Larivière, Vincent
College & Research Libraries, v75 n1 p5-19 Jan 2014
Interlibrary Loan borrowing rates in academic libraries are influenced by an array of factors. This article explores the relationship between interlibrary loan borrowing activity and research activity at 42 Canadian academic institutions. A significant positive correlation was found between interlibrary loan borrowing activity and measures of research activity. The degree of correlation observed depended on the category of institution, with undergraduate and comprehensive universities showing the largest correlations. This is the first study to quantify the relationship between interlibrary loan and research activity, and the findings suggest that interlibrary loan plays a role in supporting academic research at Canadian universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
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