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Thoughts from ifla 2013


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Thoughts from ifla 2013

  1. 1. ILDS 2013 - BEIJING CJ de Jong
  2. 2. Some impressions... E-books Role of Consortia Open Access ILL Systems & International Cooperation National Libraries and ILL
  3. 3. In a world of Amazon... it time to rethink ILL? Heidi & CJ's International Survey Study 484 participants from 35 countries Policies around alternative methods in filling ILL requests.
  4. 4. Supported Hypotheses There is a strong trend of ILL departments developing purchasing programs among their services, rather than just borrowing. Alternative methods for filling ILL requests are still predominantly fringe activities for interlibrary loan departments.
  5. 5. Mixed Results Acquisitions staff continue to be mainly responsible for purchasing. The volume of ILL purchases remains low due to complex processes and insufficient budgets.
  6. 6. Unsupported Hypothesis There is a strong trend for purchasing decisions to be motivated by cost savings.
  7. 7. Beijing Flavour...