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An overview of current practices

Abstract:

In this chapter, we discuss global resource sharing practices in the early 21st century. Tips for successful international borrowing and lending are given.

Key words

process

workflow

software

ILLiad

statistics

shipping

customs forms

loan periods

rare materials

lending

borrowing

scanning

loans

Resource sharing plays a crucial role in education, democracy, economic growth, health and welfare and personal development. It facilitates access to a wide range of information, which would not otherwise be available to the user, library or country requesting it.

IFLA, 2000

Introduction

Chapter 2 provides an overview of international intending activity and how it was conducted in years past. In this chapter, ...

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