Global Resource Sharing

Global Resource Sharing

1st Edition - November 9, 2011

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  • Authors: Linda Frederiksen, Margaret Bean, Heidi Nance
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632889

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Written from a global perspective, this book reviews sharing of library resources on a global scale. With expanded discovery tools and massive digitization projects, the rich and extensive holdings of the world’s libraries are more visible now than at any time in the past. Advanced communication and transmission technologies, along with improved international standards, present a means for the sharing of library resources around the globe. Despite these significant improvements, a number of challenges remain. Global Resource Sharing provides librarians and library managers with a comprehensive background in and summary of the issues involved in global resource sharing.

Key Features

  • Analyses current and future environments for international resource sharing, including past research and discussions
  • Provides an international perspective on a global library issue
  • Includes examples of successful and innovative global resource sharing initiatives


Practicing librarians, library managers and library staff, as well as students of LIS at the undergraduate and postgraduate level

Table of Contents

  • List of figures and tables


    About the authors

    Chapter 1: An introduction to global resource sharing



    Intent and design of the book

    Chapter 2: A brief history of international interlibrary lending and document supply



    ‘We should develop some system’

    Underlying principles and reasonable rules

    Document delivery – Part I

    Discover, locate, request, deliver

    Document delivery – Part II

    The last mile


    Chapter 3: PEST and SWOT analysis of international interlibrary loan



    PEST analysis of international interlibrary loan

    SWOT analysis of international interlibrary loan


    Chapter 4: An overview of current practices



    The requesting process

    Locating a lender

    National, international and local catalogs

    The shipping process

    Fees and payments


    Issues and challenges


    Useful resources

    Chapter 5: Case studies in global resource sharing



    Participation in global resource sharing – survey responses

    Chapter 6: Selected case studies



    Web resources

    Chapter 7: The future of global resource sharing






    Appendix: Case Studies Survey




Product details

  • No. of pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2011
  • Published: November 9, 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632889

About the Authors

Linda Frederiksen

Linda Frederiksen
Linda Frederiksen is the Head of Access Services at Washington State University Vancouver, where she previously held the position of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Librarian. Linda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and French from Central Washington University. Before receiving a Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in Kansas, Linda worked in both public and academic libraries. She is active in local, regional and national organizations, projects and initiatives advancing resource sharing and equitable access to information. She is the co-author of Global Resource Sharing and the author of The Copyright Librarian. She holds a Post-Master’s Certificate in Copyright Management and Leadership from the University of Maryland Center for Intellectual Property.

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington State University

Margaret Bean

Margaret Bean is Resource Sharing Librarian at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Prior to her work at the University of Oregon, Margaret was an engineering librarian at Stanford University and at the University of Michigan. She also worked as an engineering librarian for two Detroit, Michigan, automotive suppliers. Margaret received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Scripps College in Claremont, California. Her interlibrary loan-related interests include education and training, collaboration with non-ILL departments, and purchase-on-demand.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Oregon

Heidi Nance

Heidi Nance is the Head of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle, Washington. Prior to her work at the University of Washington, Heidi supervised the Interlibrary Loan office at Seattle Pacific University, and interned in the Image/Photo Library at Callison Architecture. Heidi received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington in 2007 and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Seattle Pacific University in 2001. Her interests include consortia borrowing and collection development, increasing library access for distance students, and e-content.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington, USA

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