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Scanning Our Needs and Options: How Selecting an Overhead Scanner for ILL was a Team Effort (Poster Session)
2014 ILLiad International Conference (2014)
  • Elizabeth A Richardson, Kent State University
  • Cindy Kristof, Kent State University - Kent Campus
With an aging overhead scanner that would no longer be covered under the vendor’s service contract, our ILL department was in the market for a new scanner. Determining our needs and evaluating our potential choices became a team effort involving everybody from undergraduate student employees to the Head of Access Services. Informal conversations were the first step, followed by perusal of sales materials for scanners on the market to determine features available. Every member of the Interlibrary Loan department was invited to complete a survey of preferred and necessary features. The survey prompted a high level of staff engagement in the process, with one student employee providing extensive input including the results of her own Web search. We also gathered input from Interlibrary Loan departments at other institutions via an informal survey. A follow-up survey of department staff, including all student employees, was conducted to examine the level of satisfaction with the selected scanners and with the selection process.
  • Interlibrary Loan,
  • scanner,
  • teamwork
Publication Date
March, 2014
Citation Information
Elizabeth A Richardson and Cindy Kristof. "Scanning Our Needs and Options: How Selecting an Overhead Scanner for ILL was a Team Effort (Poster Session)" 2014 ILLiad International Conference (2014)
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