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.
Interlending & Document Supply – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 16, 2011
Keywords: Interlibrary loans; International interlibrary loans; University libraries; Interlending; United Kingdom