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Library Quarterly Report FY19 Q2: October-December 2018


Interlibrary Loans (ILL) and Document Deliveries

Interlibrary lending, led by Barb Neyman, allows us to quickly locate, acquire, and deliver esoteric resources to VDOT employees. It would not make sense for a small library like ours to attempt to acquire, catalog, and store every resource ever requested, so this "on-demand" service requires us to network with other libraries. We use OCLC's WorldShare ILL software to place and receive loan requests from thousands of libraries worldwide. Once again we are a net borrower this quarter. While we consider ourselves a specialized "transportation" library, we borrow from and lend more to academic libraries.

       VDOT as a Borrower from Other Libraries

VDOT as borrower from other libraries.
 
 

 

 

 

This quarter we requested and received 13 items total. Of those 11 were supplied by academic libraries and 2 by state libraries, none of which were transportation libraries. Items requested were from libraries in 8 states and no foreign countries. Of all requests, 6 were filled as hard copy (books/reports) while 7 were filled as photocopies or scans (articles/chapters). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This quarter we received 27 requests from 23 libraries in 16 states. We supplied items total, 4 scanned items and 4 hard copy items. Of items loaned, 1 went to a "transportation" library and 7 to academic libraries. 

VDOT as a Lender to Other Libraries           

Lender to other libraries

 

Document Deliveries
 FY18 Q3  FY18 Q4  FY19 Q1   FY19 Q2
 74  93  81  53
Note: Document Deliveries are items patrons request that library staff scan or download from a database or subscription resource and sent to the patron as a service.

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