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Resource Sharing

As the adage goes, [resource] sharing is caring. Both libraries and their patrons benefit from the sharing of collections, knowledge, and expertise. While the term Resource Sharing can be used to encompass the sharing of many resources, the documentation included below focuses primarily on the sharing of collections, both within the I-Share system and beyond.

I-Share/Voyager-specific documentation

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Open Access and Interlibrary Loan: Open Access (OA) resources provide a wealth of material available for Interlibrary Loan units to fulfill patron requests. While OA materials are freely available to library users, they are often difficult for researchers to easily discover and access. Interlibrary Loan units that develop workflows that incorporate OA resources are able to improve the service they provide.

Sample Workflows for OCLC Lending: Examples of lending library workflows for recording OCLC loans in an ILS.

Note: For I-Share (Voyager) statistics, refer to the Circulation & Universal Borrowing/Interlibrary Loan page, under "Policies & Annual Statistics."

Ways in Which ILL Usage Influences Collection Development Policies and Practices in CARLI Libraries: The CARLI Resource Sharing Committee's annual project for 2017-18 analyzes the ways in which interlibrary loan (usage influences collection development policies and practices in CARLI libraries.

ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Traffic Survey Analysis: FY2012-FY2016: The CARLI Resource Sharing Committee’s annual project for 2016-17 analyzes current trends related to interlibrary loan and resource sharing activities for returnable and non-returnable items in Illinois academic libraries.
 

Resource Sharing Statistics: Navigating the Numbers, Harnessing the Data, OCLC WorldShare and ILLiad

Presented November 9, 2016 by Amy LeFager and Marcella Nowak, co-chairs of the FY17 CARLI Resource Sharing Committee

Slides and Presenter Notes

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Resource Sharing Statistics: Navigating the Numbers, Harnessing the Data for I-Share

Presented 10-26-2016 by Amy LeFager and Marcella Nowak, co-chairs of the FY17 CARLI Resource Sharing Committee

Slides and Presenter Notes

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Going the Extra Mile: Issues in Resource Sharing for Distance Education Students

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Using Data to Assess and Communicate Improvements in Resource Sharing

Presented March 29, 2018 by Andy Meyer, Head of Electronic Resources and Interlibrary Loan, North Park University

New Tools in Resource Sharing: Keeping up with the Changes

Presented November 9, 2017 by Kevin O'Brien, University of Illinois at Chicago's Library of the Health Sciences

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Responding To Patron Frustrations in a Resource Sharing Environment

Presented December 17, 2014 by Susie Duncan, Central Access Services- Library Operations Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Student Staff Training in I-Share Libraries