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Introduction Acknowledgments PART I: BUILDING AN EFFICIENT RESOURCE DELIVERY SYSTEM 1. Teaching Each Other ILL, Since the Library Schools Won't Do It ILL departments cooperate and guide each other. You need an introduction to the modes of communication. 2. MARC: Library of Congress Did It, But Now It Must Change Cataloging changes to get patrons information quicker but challenges the traditional attributes of good cataloging. 3. How to Get OCLC To Listen To Us OCLC provides valuable services for ILL. How can we share our concerns with this powerful vendor? 4. Innovation Can Come From Us ILLiad was created at Virginia Tech, but it is only one of the exciting ideas originating in libraries. 5. Rethinking Resource Sharing: The Future of Interlibrary Loan. A movement, we should join, started with a manifesto in 2005 to "rethink resource sharing for the 21st century." PART II: ADDING PERSONALIZED HIGH QUALITY SERVICE 6. Don't Just Say "No" When Faced With Rules and Policies Follow ALA codes as well as Copyright law and CONTU guidelines. Review library policies and agreements. 7. Showing Users What They Missed In the Library: ILL as Reference Patrons request obscure materials but overlook items in the collection. Collaborate with reference and others. 8. Buy or Borrow: Getting What the Patron Needs Buying books unavailable in the region gives patrons a collection building role. These books don't gather dust. 9. Conundrums: A Confusing and Difficult Problem or Question They include Cancellations, Cataloging, Challenges, Citations, Cooperation, Codes, and most of all Cost. 10. Going Global Is Easier Than You Think Overseas services, shipping procedures, and payment methods will all be explained. 11. On the Spot ILL: What We Could Do better With the ALA Form Serve consortial patrons, but also others with need clearly stated needs and proof of home library responsibility. 12. Enhancing Discovery: Taking an Interest in Local Stuff Collect campus and regional publications to prepare for an ILL request tracking provenance. Appendix 1: Code of Ethics of the American Library Association Appendix 2: Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States Appendix 3: Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States Explanatory Supplement Appendix 4: ALA and ARL Response to the Section 108 Study Group Regarding Interlibrary Loan and Other Copies for Users Appendix 5: Interlibrary Loans: ALA Library Fact Sheet Number 8 Appendix 6: Five Things Every New Resource Sharing Librarian Should Know Appendix 7: About IFLA Appendix 8: IFLA Guidelines for Best Practice in Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Appendix 9: Illinois State Library: Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS) Factsheet Index About the author

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Corinne Nyquist is a librarian at the Sojourner Truth Library at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and has been a librarian for over forty years in public and academic libraries in the United States-New York, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, and in Africa-Sudan and South Africa. She has been in charge of interlibrary loan for over 25 years and has been active in the ALA RUSA STARS (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section) as well as in the Rethinking Resource Sharing group. She was a member of the ALA Committee that revised the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States in 2008. She is currently a member of the ALA Library School Accreditation External Review Panel.


For experienced librarians and newly degreed librarians alike, Resource Sharing Today is a valuable read. Dr. Corinne Nyquist presents a broad and deep look at the practice of sharing resources and Inter-Library Loan services including the intricacies of different types of collaboration to locate the materials that patrons need. One of the most well-used library services deserves a book that covers the topic from its history to current practices, and any library professional who works in a setting that has ILL services should order and read this. -- Claire McInerney, acting dean, School of Communications and Information Science, Rutgers University
Corinne Nyquist is an expert and an authority on interlibrary loan (ILL) and resource sharing. She explores many aspects of ILL in depth in this book. Beginning as well as experienced ILL staff will learn much from her. -- Judy Fischetti, member services librarian, Southeastern New York Library Resources Council
Library school students usually only hear about resource sharing topics in passing. New librarians as well as seasoned practitioners who accept positions in interlibrary loan often feel at sea learning both the broad concepts as well as the operational details with little direction from supervisors unfamiliar with the daily routine. Nyquist's book is an essential guide through the maze of topics related to contemporary resource sharing. -- Suzanne M. Ward, Head, Collection Management, Purdue University Libraries
Nyquist addresses the need for helping library staff and supervisors learn best practices, resources, and obligations of sharing library resources in the context of current technology. Her topics include teaching one another interlibrary loan since the library schools do not do it, how to get the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) to listen to librarians, do not just say 'no' when faced with rules and policies, whether to buy or borrow to get what the patron needs, confusing and difficult problem or question, and taking responsibility at the local level. * protoview.com *

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