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dc.contributor.authorLobban, Marjory
dc.coverage.spatial12en
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-29T16:36:43Z
dc.date.available2006-03-29T16:36:43Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.issnISSN: 0264-1615
dc.identifier.uriDOI: 10.1108/02641610610649536
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/891
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this article is to examine the trend of interlibrary loans (ILLs) through the experiences of Edinburgh University Library (EUL). A preliminary study aims to consider how the purchase of one e-journal package impacted on the number of ILL requests processed. Design/methodology/approach – The article describes the experience of EUL. Findings – The article finds that total ILLs, both returnables and non-returnables, rose to a peak in 1998 and have declined significantly since then. Full desk-top delivery has not yet been achieved, but this is in the forefront of the library's strategy. Originality/value – The paper gives a detailed insight into the impact of e-journals and other factors on the use of the document supply service for both returnables and non-returnables in a large UK university.en
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dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden
dc.subjectacademic librariesen
dc.subjectdocument deliveryen
dc.subjectinterlendingen
dc.subjectscotlanden
dc.titleILL, a dying breed or a new brand? The experience of Edinburgh Universityen
dc.typeArticleen


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