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:
- "An Alternative to CONTU: Developing and implementing your own ILL copyright compliance policy." (2019 presentation) Recording. Handout. by Amanda Rudd (Georgetown University) and Brian Miller (Ohio State University Libraries)
- "Modern Interlibrary Loan Practices: Moving beyond the CONTU Guidelines, An ARL White Paper" (2020).
- "Farewell, CONTU: Embracing New Models for Copyright Clearance in Interlibrary Loan." (2022) Recording. Handout. by Braegan Abernethy at Georgia State University.
- "Modern ILL Practices: Moving Beyond the CONTU Guidelines" (2020) by Meg Oakley & Sara Benson. Recording. Password is: 3irfa+?n Handout.