Interlibrary Loan Survey

“Dear Interlibrary Loan Practitioners:

 Do you borrow or lend internationally? We would appreciate your help by completing a survey and sharing this announcement with others.

 We invite your participation in a survey regarding your international interlibrary loan (ILL) or document delivery (DD) borrowing or lending activity. Your responses to the survey at the link below will help us identify obstacles in doing ILL/DD transactions across international borders. The survey asks about your domestic and international borrowing and lending activity and should take 20-30 minutes to complete. 

To participate in the survey, visit: The survey will be available now through June 30, 2011 and should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

 The UCSD Human Research Protections program requires you to provide your “consent” to participate, although your response will not be correlated with you in any way. The text for consent is attached to this email. Your consent will be implied if you initiate the survey. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant, contact the UCSD Human Research Protections Program, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0052, La Jolla, California, 92093-0052; 858-455-5050.  If you would like to discuss your participation in this survey, feel free to contact a member of the American Library Association (ALA) Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) Sharing & Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) International Interlibrary Loan Committee listed below.

 We would appreciate your help in spreading the word about the survey to international libraries and partners. Please share this email message or a copy of the attached bookmark with your international library contacts.

 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate your insight and assistance.”


Marlayna Christensen on behalf of the ALA/RUSA/STARS International Interlibrary Loan Committee

Marlayna K. Christensen (Chair, STARS International ILL Committee) University of California-San Diego<><>

David P. Atkins
University of Tennessee<><>

Christina N. Baich IUPUI University Library<><>

Poul Martin Erlandsen
Royal Library, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, DENMARK

Lee Anne Hooley
Harvard University<><>

Karen L. Janke
Erikson Institute<><>

Eric Jeremy Robinson
Wisconsin Library Services, ILL Services<><>

Heather Weltin
University of Wisconsin – Madison Memorial Library<><>


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