Report of the Task Force
on International Interlibrary
Loan and Document Delivery
Practices
James G. Neal, Task Force Chair, University Librarian, Columbia University
Larry Alford, Dean of University Libraries, Temple University
Mark Haslett, University Librarian, University of Waterloo
Catherine Murray-Rust, Dean and Director of Libraries,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Winston Tabb, Dean of University Libraries,
Johns Hopkins University
Lizabeth Wilson, Dean of University Libraries, University of Washington
Prudence S. Adler, Task Force Staff Liaison, Associate Executive Director,
Federal Relations and Information Policy, Association of Research Libraries
Introduction1
RThese
esearch libraries have an important and longstanding role in
facilitating the growth of knowledge and the sharing of information.
libraries provide resources to faculty, researchers, students, and
members of the public to engage in research, education, and learning and to
advance knowledge. Increasingly, collaboration among these communities of
users is interdisciplinary and global. As a result, the sharing of resources occurs
within the universities’ campuses and centers in the US and abroad, in formal
relationships between research institutions at home and abroad such as joint or
shared academic degree programs, and in agreements between libraries in the
US and abroad.
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JUNE 2011 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A QUARTERLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
ARL affirms that it is the right of North American research libraries to participate
in international interlibrary loan and document delivery activities.