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Library Quarterly Report FY17 Q3: January-March 2018


Interlibrary Loans (ILL) and Document Deliveries

Interlibrary lending, led by Barb Neyman, helps the library quickly locate, acquire, and deliver specialized information in a way that is more effective than if the library were to attempt to acquire, catalog, and store all of the same requested publications. Space restrictions in the library also prevent many new items from being added, so ILL is an important addition to library services. The library continues to be a net borrower and uses OCLC's WorldShare ILL software to efficiently place and receive loan requests from a pool of thousands of libraries worldwide to the benefit of VDOT employees in all districts and divisions who need esoteric research materials.

Types of Libaries VDOT Borrows Items From

VDOT as borrower from other libraries
 
 


This quarter the library requested and received 59 total items from 34 libraries worldwide. 47 of the items we requested for VDOT employees were Academic libraries, 7 from Federal libraries, 4 from State libraries, and 1 item came from a Public library.  Items requested were sent by libraries in 19 states and 2 foreign countries (Germany & Australia). Of all requests, 29 were filled as hard copy (books/reports) and 30 as photocopy/digital/ fax (articles, chapters, excerpts).

 




 

 

This quarter we received a total of 48 requests from 32 domestic libraries in 16 states and two libraries overseas. We supplied 8 items total. Of items we supplied, 4 were loaned to Academic libraries, 2 to a Federal library, 1 to a State library, and 1 to the Road and Transport Library in Australia. All 8 items requested were delivered as photocopies. 

Types of Libraries VDOT Loans Items To     

VDOT as lender to other libraries

 

 

Document Deliveries to Library Patrons
 FY16 Q4  FY17 Q1  FY17 Q2   FY17 Q3 
 17  49 30  53
Note: Document Deliveries are items requested by patrons that library staff are able to quickly scan or download from a database or subscription resource and send to the patron.

 

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