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 R esearch libraries have an important and longstanding role in facilitating the growth of knowledge and the sharing of information. These 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. RLI 275 1 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.
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