Thursday, April 19, 2012

ILLiad Resource Sharing

Carmichael Library Interlibrary Loan Joins Free Resources Sharing Groups!

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department is proud to announce that we are now a part of two distinctive free resource sharing groups: Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS—pronounced like that hip-shaking, peanut butter & banana eating, heartbreaker Elvis) and LYRA. These groups are committed to the free exchange of information and materials.

What’s the big deal, Jill?

Hey, thanks for asking! Since no library can supply everything, it’s important that we make use of ILL to get the books and articles you need from other libraries. Like everything else, these things cost money and Carmichael is always trying to keep costs down. BTW, some libraries actually charge their faculty and students to use ILL, and some institutions charge other libraries to use their materials. Carmichael doesn’t charge for ILL services and never plans to. Those costs can add up and, well, be down-right annoying, but now we have over 2,000 libraries, worldwide, that we can borrow from—FOR FREE, y’all!!

In other ILL news: There’s a survey out to see what you think about ILLiad. If you haven’t taken it, please do:

As always, you can contact Jill Deaver for help with ILL and research.

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