Tag Archives: Resource Sharing

Collaborative academic database purchasing in New Mexico

More than two dozen higher education libraries recently purchased access for two years to 10 online research databases and two e-book collections via EBSCO Publishing.

Libraries at New Mexico colleges and universities will save hundreds of thousands of dollars after the schools worked together to purchase access to databases and e-book collections for students.


Rethinking library resource sharing: new models for collaboration

Access the white paper for the presentation “Rethinking library resource sharing: new models for collaboration” from the IFLA World Library and Information Congress held in August 2013. http://library.ifla.org/379/

This presentation provides an overview of how resource sharing services are evolving to meet changing user needs for digital and global information. It also reviews some of the tools and standards that resource sharing practitioners are using to improve services, and highlights some of the emerging library partnerships/collaborations that are reshaping the boundaries of library and information resource sharing.

Collaboration of Texas A&M and U of Texas for joint storage facility

Thanks to Gary Price for sharing.


The Texas A&M University System and The University of Texas System will celebrate the opening Friday (May 24) of their Joint Library Facility at Texas A&M University’s Riverside Campus. The 18,000-square-foot library facility represents an unprecedented collaboration between the state’s two largest university systems to provide joint storage of more than a million books and make them available for use by other academic or medical institutions.”

11th Interlending and Document Supply Conference in Germany

Interested in Resource Sharing in Europe?

The 11th Interlending and Document Supply Conference, scheduled for 20 – 22 October, 2009, will be hosted by Goportis.  It is being jointly organised by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the three German National Libraries – the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), the German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED) and the German National Library of Economics (ZBW), who are continuing their long-term collaboration under the name Goportis.


International Resource Sharing and Document Delivery: Principles and Guidelines for Procedure

The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing section has updated the International Resource Sharing and Document Delivery: Principles and Guidelines for Procedure.  The new updated version (February 2009) can be found here: http://www.ifla.org/en/publications/international-resource-sharing and is available in English, German, French, Italian, Czech and Russian.  First agreed by IFLA 1954; Major revision 1978, modified 1987; Major revision 2001; Revision February 2009.

Collaborative Programs at ALA Annual in Chicago

Future Perspectives: Collaboration and Innovation
Sunday, July 12, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
How do we nurture innovation? How do we advance library services that meet patron needs today and in the future? Join Brenda Bailey-Hainer, executive director, BCR, Lorcan Dempsey, vice-president of research and chief strategist, OCLC, and Veronda Pitchford, vice-president, membership and communications, Urban Libraries Council, in a panel presentation and discussion of the role of collaboration in strategic innovation as libraries strive to respond to the rapidly changing environment in which they now operate.

Moving Mountains: Latest Trends in the Physical Delivery of Library Materials
Saturday, July 11, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
How do you move 5, 10, or even 20 million items a year between libraries? The 2008 Moving Mountains Symposium in Cincinnati explored the best methods for delivering materials between libraries as well as new trends in home delivery. A panel will present Symposium highlights including best practices in current delivery, future trends, home delivery, automated material handling systems, and ways to collaborate.

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2009 ILLiad International Conference

The 2009 ILLiad International Conference registration is open.   ILLiad is OCLC  Resource Sharing Management software which  “automates routine interlibrary loan functions. You save time by managing all of your library’s borrowing, lending and document delivery through a single, Windows-based interface.”

The conference will be held in Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 19th and 20th, 2009 with a preconference on March 18th.   You can get more information about the conference and the available sessions, as well as register online, at the conference home page here: