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Interlibrary Loan and Music Collections: A Survey of Current Practices
Music Reference Services Quarterly (2012)
  • Erin Conor, Reed College
  • Lindsay Hansen, California State University, Northridge
  • Michael J. Duffy, IV, Northern Illinois University

The recent interlibrary loan (ILL) literature does not tend to treat music items specifically. However, it does demonstrate three trends with lending audiovisual items generally via interlibrary loan (ILL): Authors cite fragility of items, legal problems, and the use of cooperative networks to share items. This study, a survey of subscribers to the Music Library Association listserv, asked respondents questions about local policies with regard to the sharing of several types of nonbook music items via ILL. The results suggest that most libraries within the sample of responses do not yet share most nonbook music items via ILL.

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Erin Conor, Lindsay Hansen and Michael J. Duffy. "Interlibrary Loan and Music Collections: A Survey of Current Practices" Music Reference Services Quarterly Vol. 15 Iss. 1 (2012)
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