Abstracts & Powerpoints

2013 Interlending & Document Supply Conference

Beijing, China


16 October 2013

Relying on Library Consortia to Promote Resource SharingGlobal Vision and Local Strategy Practice (Download the slide)

Shunzhong Chen, Director of Document Supply Center, Shanghai Library, CHINA


The Shanghai Library has global vision and local strategy to conduct collaboration with domestic and foreign library consortia. This paper studies the case of cooperation in document supply and ILL services of the Shanghai Library with CALIS、OCLC and Subito, describes the cooperation that would improve the global influence of libraries, expand document services and enhance librarians’ capacity for knowledge services. So it is very important to promote resource sharing between libraries.

Cross-border document delivery – The convenience and perils of sharing articles around the world, in the cloud. (Download the slide)

Katie Birch, Director, Delivery Services, OCLC, Inc. USA


Tony Melvyn, Product Manager, Delivery Services, OCLC, Inc. USA


In January 2012, OCLC launched Article Exchange – a cloud-based document delivery service — as part of its core ILL service, which is used worldwide by more than 9,000 libraries. A year later, this cloud based service is used by more than 1000 lending libraries in 15 countries. More than 50,000 individual documents were uploaded in January 2013 alone.

The issues of cross border document delivery are compounded by copyright laws around the world. This new cloud based delivery method has also affected library workflows by introducing a new dynamic to electronic document delivery.

This paper will explore the cloud as a mechanism for document delivery. We will explore the traffic of documents moving around the world, examine known copyright limitations in some jurisdictions, and what that means for Article Exchange specifically and document delivery more broadly.

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