Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science
As the cost of textbooks rises and discoverability of resources improves, students are turning more and more to interlibrary loan to meet their textbook needs. This paper describes how systems can be utilized to streamline processes and allow for the cancelling of textbook requests consistently and appropriately by taking full advantage of the capabilities of ILLiad and Rapid, saving both staff time and money. This paper looks at how a large research university made the decision to implement a textbook policy, and how it navigated the troubled waters to come to a simple, unmediated solution.
McNeil, Erika, "ILLiad, Rapid, and an Unmediated Solution to the Interlibrary Loan Textbook Dilemma" (2017). Published Works. 61.