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A brief history of international interlibrary lending and document supply

Abstract:

In this chapter a brief and general background for interlibrary loan in libraries is given. An overview of the historical development of international borrowing and lending practices and document supply is also provided.

Key words

history

libraries

United States

Europe

Scandinavia

Canada

document delivery

photocopy

fax

American Library Association (ALA)

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)

ISO standards

networks

forms

consortia

union catalogs

Eyes and pages must meet and either he or the book must make the journey.

Melville Dewey

Introduction

At a fundamental and basic level, libraries of all sizes, types and locations select, acquire, ...

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