Wednesday, June 22, 2022

ILL without using CONTU

Has your library moved away from using the CONTU guidelines for interlibrary loan (ILL)? 

Jimmy Carter was the U.S. President when CONTU was adopted in 1979. That may be before many who are involved in ILL - as borrowers or ILL staff - were born. Besides relying on CONTU, what else do we do exactly the same in libraries as we did in 1979? Well? So why haven't these guidelines also changed?

Yes, there are libraries that are moving away from CONTU. Here are some resources if you're interested in learning more:

Do you know of other helpful presentations or articles? If yes, please leave a comment with their details.

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