Title

The Impact of Databases on Interlibrary Loan Borrowing: A Ten-Year Study at a Private University

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

All interlibrary loan requests submitted by Andrews University patrons in 1990–2000 were evaluated with the purpose of finding what databases were the sources of such requests. Overall results show that 63% of all photocopy requests and 97% of all book requests are from databases. This study looked at the top databases that generated the most interlibrary loan requests. Of the 62 databases that generated photocopy requests, one-third produced more than 100 requests. Of the 32 databases that generated book requests, one database stood out as the main source. In general, book requests increased more than photocopy requests, but requests generated by databases increased more for photocopies than for books.

Journal Title

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Information Supply

Volume

12

Issue

1

First Page

13

Last Page

26

First Department

Library Sciences

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