Interlending and Document Supply in Britain Today

Interlending and Document Supply in Britain Today

1st Edition - February 28, 2006

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  • Editors: Jean Bradford, Jenny Brine
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630861

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This comprehensive book explains to library staff and students how interlending and document supply (IDS) operates in the United Kingdom. It also helps librarians overseas understand how to interact with UK libraries. Interlending and Document Supply in Britain Today a comprehensive treatment of the subjects which IDS librarians in all types of library need to know, in order to work more effectively. Senior library managers will benefit from an overview of the current organisation of IDS, enabling them to improve their support to frontline staff and to identify issues which will be important in the future.

Key Features

  • Written by a team of practising IDS librarians
  • Covers all aspects of IDS operations
  • Includes the issues which may be important in the future


IDS librarians, library managers, library school students and librarians overseas who wish to know more about IDS in the UK.

Table of Contents

  • The history of interlending and document supply in the UK; The British Library and document supply services; Co-operation in interlending and document supply; Professional networking; Interlending and document supply in different settings; Interlending and document supply: Different sorts of materials; Management systems for interlending and document supply; Delivery in interlending and document supply; The interlending and document supply department; Copyright; International borrowing and lending; A look at the future.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2006
  • Published: February 28, 2006
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630861

About the Editors

Jean Bradford

Jean Bradford is a IDS Librarian. Jean has been IDS Librarian at the University of Bristol since 1977 and has many years experience of working in this field.

Jenny Brine

Jenny Brine is a IDS Librarian. Jenny is the IDS Librarian at Lancaster University and is currently Secretary of FIL: Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bristol, UK

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