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ILLiad and the new brand of ILL service in the University of Edinburgh

ILLiad and the new brand of ILL service in the University of Edinburgh Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the introduction of ILLiad at the University of Edinburgh and its wider impact. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a hands‐on description by a practitioner of an interlibrary loans (ILL) system new to the UK. Findings – The paper finds that the introduction of ILLiad has not halted the decline in ILL but has opened the library up to international resource sharing to a significant extent. Originality/value – This is the first description published of the introduction of ILLiad into the UK. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interlending & Document Supply Emerald Publishing

ILLiad and the new brand of ILL service in the University of Edinburgh

Interlending & Document Supply , Volume 39 (3): 3 – Aug 16, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0264-1615
DOI
10.1108/02641611111164591
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the introduction of ILLiad at the University of Edinburgh and its wider impact. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a hands‐on description by a practitioner of an interlibrary loans (ILL) system new to the UK. Findings – The paper finds that the introduction of ILLiad has not halted the decline in ILL but has opened the library up to international resource sharing to a significant extent. Originality/value – This is the first description published of the introduction of ILLiad into the UK.

Journal

Interlending & Document SupplyEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 16, 2011

Keywords: Interlibrary loans; International interlibrary loans; University libraries; Interlending; United Kingdom

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