ATG Book of the Week: Resource Sharing Today: A Practical Guide to Interlibrary Loan…

Resource Sharing Today 0810893169Title: Resource Sharing Today: A Practical Guide to Interlibrary Loan, Consortial Circulation, and Global Cooperation
Author: Corrine Nyquist
Hardback:
978-0-8108-9316-0, $110; Paperback: 978-0-8108-8803-6, $65; eBook: 978-0-8108-8804-3, $64.99
Imprint:  Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014

“Budget constraints challenge collection development in unprecedented ways. Collection development has increasingly become a cooperative effort among libraries in geographic proximity. When their own library doesn’t have certain books or journals, users turn to interlibrary loan to obtain the resources they need. However, many library science degree programs don’t cover interlibrary loan.

Resource Sharing Today is a practical guide to resource sharing starting with the library across town and ending with libraries on the other side of the globe. Chapters cover everything from the ALA’s interlibrary loan form to successful innovations such as Virginia Tech’s ILLiad to New York’s IDS (Information Delivery Service). Appendices include regional, state, national, and international ILL codes, ALA and IFLA forms, open access agreements, and purchase on demand plans.”

Reviews:

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

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