Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Conference - Interlending and Document Supply

12th Interlending and Document Supply Conference, Chicago Sept 19-21


Resource Sharing in the Digital Age

Sweet home, Chicago! Home to the blues, deep dish pizza, the Magnificent Mile, one of the most spectacular skylines in the world, and now… home to the 12th Interlending and Document Supply Conference.

Today's information seekers have unprecedented access to information and expect those resources to be delivered to their digital door. Meeting the unprecedented demands of a new generation of researchers requires an equally unprecedented commitment to resource sharing across borders, time zones and oceans.

Come to the Windy City to hear how libraries across the globe are creatively sharing their resources to cope with shrinking library budgets, skyrocketing collection costs, and increasingly restrictive copyright laws. Our speakers will describe many cutting-edge projects, from cooperative collection development ventures to shared storage facilities to purchase-on-demand programs. You'll hear about the latest developments in interlibrary loan: new technologies, recent cost studies, sharing digital resources, and strategies for improving transborder ILL.

Join us as the global resource community gathers in Chicago on September 19 - 21 to discuss Resource Sharing in the Digital Age.