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61st IFLA General Conference - Conference Proceedings - August 20-25, 1995

Section on Document Delivery and Interlending

Annual Report 1994

Niels Mark
DK-8000 Arhus C
Fax: (45) 86132704
is Chair of the Section on Document Delivery and Interlending.

Heinz Fuchs

Niederächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1
D-37073 Göttingen
Fax: (49-551) 395222
is Secretary.

[Annual report not received; minutes of meetings not received.]

Standing Committee and Section Membership

The Standing Committee has 20 members from 13 countries, with 135 members registered for the Section.

Havana Meetings

Open Session

The Section's open meeting, with the theme "Regional Cooperation in Interlending and Document Delivery in the Caribbean and Latin America" was attended by an audience of more than 150 persons.

Interlibrary Lending and Document Delivery in the Caribbean: The Perplexing Reality

Interlending and document delivery in the Caribbean presents a perplexing picture. In the face of scarce resources one would expect this activity to be well developed, but a recent study conducted in 1989 reveals otherwise. A recent informal survey has confirmed that there has been very little change since then, in spite of improvements in communications. Reciprocal borrowing and access seem to be the norm within territories and traditional attitudes and behavior persist. Prospects for the future are examined.

Préstamo interbibliotecario entre Mexico y los Estados Unidos

This paper presents information about the experiences of the interlibrary loan project among some US libraries and seven university libraries from Mexico, and also the logistic and academic support t hat the Benjamin Franklin Library in Mexico City has given to this project. It also includes statistical data on interlibrary loan among other Mexican university libraries with the US as well as data on other technological media used at present.

Préstamo interbibliotecario y suministro de documentos en Cuba

Un buen sistema de cooperación entra bibliotecas de todo el mundo hara posible que el interpréstamo constituya una verdadera via de satisfacción de demandas de los usuarios, pues no obstante poseer Cuba las condiciones que se requieren para este servicio, existen limitaciones que hacen que no se desarrollo al maximo. La cuestión económica es una barrere infraqu eable a la que hay que dar salución inmediata para que los paises en vias de desarrollo puedan responder a lost problemas de información actualizada que se les presentan. El trabajo ofr ece una visión acerce de estrategias y dificultades que ha confrontado nuestro país no solo con el préstamo de originales o su reproducción, sino con las vias de solicitud y su posterior envio.

The Section also held a half-day workshop on the theme "Document Delivery via Internet".

Using the Internet to Support Interlending and Document Delivery in North America

The demand for interlibrary loan (ILL) and document supply services has increased significantly over the last decade. As a result, librarians, document suppliers, and networking experts are examining ILL and document delivery procedures and working to find new ways to provide users with the materials they need in a timely fashion. As the Internet emerges as an accessible communications tool, lib rarians have recognized that it can be used to support the interlending and document delivery process. As well, Internet has provided library users with improved access to library catalogues, electro nic databases and other sources of information. This has resulted in a demand for systems that allow patrons to initiate requests at their own workstations and have the item delivered directly to the ir home or office. This paper provides an overview of initiatives underway in North America that focus on locating information sources, sending and managing requests and delivering items electronical ly via the Internet. These include the North American Interlibrary Loan Document Delivery (NAILDD) project, efforts by the Z39.50 Implementor's Group to develop a method for ordering items located us ing a Z39.50-based search and The University Licensing Program (TULIP) to test the distribution of journal information in electronic form, among others. The ISO interlibrary loan protocol standard is also described.

Document Supply in Latin America

This is a final report of the study on document supply in Latin America, funded by the Council on Library Resources, USA and carried out by the author under a Robert Vosper IFLA Fellows Programme gra nt. The objective of the study was to determine the reason for resistance towards interlibrary loan, the scope of the problem, and the way to overcome these barriers.