Annotations of interlibrary loan process: The transition from analog to electronicJournal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (2008)
AbstractThis study presents an examination of the annotations, comments and notes written by Interlibrary Loan Borrowing (ILLB) staff and interlibrary loan patrons. Interlibrary loan requests were submitted on index cards, and later using the electronic interlibrary loan system (ILLiad). The research attempts to determine how the interlibrary loan process was transformed from the analog-to-electronic progression. Analysis of the notes, annotations and comments on 2,000 interlibrary loan cards and 1,975 ILLiad transaction records suggests that consolidation and synthesis of different components in the interlibrary loan process has resulted in increased efficiency. Patrons using the electronic service are more motivated to communicate with ILLB Staff via the “Notes” field embedded in the interlibrary loan request submission form.
Citation InformationLili Luo, David West and Gary Marchionini. "Annotations of interlibrary loan process: The transition from analog to electronic" Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve Vol. 18 Iss. 3 (2008)
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