Global Resource Sharing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843346258, 9781780632889

Global Resource Sharing

1st Edition

Authors: Linda Frederiksen Margaret Bean Heidi Nance
eBook ISBN: 9781780632889
Paperback ISBN: 9781843346258
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 9th November 2011
Page Count: 230
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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





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


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About the Authors

Linda Frederiksen Author

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 Author

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 Author

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