Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group

David Atkins convened the meeting and introduced the two topics and speakers.

Bethany Sewell, University of Denver, presented “100% Document Delivery: What to do when your collections are all off-site?” She discussed how the University of Denver’s Penrose Library provides ILL and Document Delivery services from their materials which are stored ten miles away in the Hampden Center Annex. Bethany described many practical issues like delivering items to patrons and accepting requests from other libraries and special borrowers.

Tina Baich, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, discussed “Opening Interlibrary Loan to Open Access: Locating and Managing Borrowing Requests for Open Access Materials.” Even though open access materials are freely available on the internet, library users still request them through interlibrary loan. In 2009, IUPUI University Library began tracking borrowing requests for open access materials. As the number of requests filled with open access documents continues to grow, IUPUI University Library is able to provide a service to users and cost savings for the Library by utilizing this material. Tina discussed the data regarding IUPUI University Library open access borrowing requests and demonstrated some of the most commonly used online resources for locating this type of material.

Copies of the presentations have been posted to the ALA Connect.


David P. Atkins, Chair