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Presentation
A Bird in the Hand: Leveraging ILL Requests to Improve Electronic Resource Access
Georgia COMO/SELA Library Conference
  • Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Georgia Southern University
  • Jessica Garner, Georgia Southern University
  • Jermaine Bryant, Georgia Southern University
  • Jessica Williams, Georgia Southern University
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
10-6-2016
Abstract

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests reveal a lot about our collections, from development needs to access issues. This session focuses on how ILL and Technical Services personnel at Georgia Southern University are using ILL request information to troubleshoot and improve electronic resource access across our collections. We will explore the kinds of access issues ILL lending and borrowing requests reveal, discuss strategies for issue reporting and feedback, and consider the benefits of leveraging ILL requests to identify, mediate, and resolve access issues, sometimes before they ever crop up at the reference desk. Additionally, we look forward to hearing about what strategies other libraries are using to leverage ILL data to improve access troubleshooting.

Location
Athens, GA
Citation Information
Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Jessica Garner, Jermaine Bryant and Jessica Williams. "A Bird in the Hand: Leveraging ILL Requests to Improve Electronic Resource Access" Georgia COMO/SELA Library Conference (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeff_mortimore/54/