Written from a global perspective, this book reviews sharing of library resources on a global scale. With expanded discovery tools and massive digitization projects, the rich and extensive holdings of the world's libraries are more visible now than at any time in the past. Advanced communication and transmission technologies, along with improved international standards, present a means for the sharing of library resources around the globe. Despite these significant improvements, a number of challenges remain. Global Resource Sharing provides librarians and library managers with a comprehensive background in and summary of the issues involved in global resource sharing.
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List of figures and tables
About the authors
Chapter 1: An introduction to global resource sharing
Intent and design of the book
Chapter 2: A brief history of international interlibrary lending and document supply
'We should develop some system'
Underlying principles and reasonable rules
Discover, locate, request, deliver
The last mile
Chapter 3: PEST and SWOT analysis of international interlibrary loan
PEST analysis of international interlibrary loan
SWOT analysis of international interlibrary loan
Chapter 4: An overview of current practices
The requesting process
Locating a lender
National, international and local catalogs
The shipping process
Fees and payments
Issues and challenges
Chapter 5: Case studies in global resource sharing
Participation in global resource sharing
Chapter 6: Selected case studies
Chapter 7: The future of global resource sharing
Appendix: Case Studies Survey
Linda Frederiksen is the Head of Access Services at Washington State University Vancouver, where she previously held the position of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Librarian. Linda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and French from Central Washington University. Before receiving a Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in Kansas, Linda worked in both public and academic libraries. She is active in local, regional and national organizations, projects and initiatives advancing resource sharing and equitable access to information. She is the co-author of Global Resource Sharing and the author of The Copyright Librarian. She holds a Post-Master's Certificate in Copyright Management and Leadership from the University of Maryland Center for Intellectual Property.
Margaret Bean University of Oregon.
Margaret Bean is Resource Sharing Librarian at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Prior to her work at the University of Oregon, Margaret was an engineering librarian at Stanford University and at the University of Michigan. She also worked as an engineering librarian for two Detroit, Michigan, automotive suppliers. Margaret received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Scripps College in Claremont, California. Her interlibrary loan-related interests include education and training, collaboration with non-ILL departments, and purchase-on-demand.
Heidi Nance University of Washington, USA.
Heidi Nance is the Head of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle, Washington. Prior to her work at the University of Washington, Heidi supervised the Interlibrary Loan office at Seattle Pacific University, and interned in the Image/Photo Library at Callison Architecture. Heidi received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington in 2007 and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Seattle Pacific University in 2001. Her interests include consortia borrowing and collection development, increasing library access for distance students, and e-content.