Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide preliminary results of the 2015 international interlending survey conducted by the ALA RUSA STARS International Interlibrary Loan Committee and compare these results to those of the survey conducted in 2011. Design/methodology/approach: An international survey was developed using Qualtrics to both gather and analyze the results received after the survey was distributed via listservs and personal contacts. Findings: The 2015 survey’s results generally showed similarities to those in 2011 with most participants both borrowing and lending materials internationally. The differences between the 2011 and 2015 survey are highlighted as are barriers to international interlending. Originality/value: This study illustrates the most recent survey of international interlending practices with comparison to previous studies and will yield potential methods and activities for improving resource sharing globally.
- Interlibrary loan
- Resource sharing
- Survey research
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Library and Information Sciences