Current Interlibrary Loan in the United States: a Case Study of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Journal of College and University Libraries
The development of technology has made significant impact upon libraries in the Iast quarter of a century. Interlibrary loan service is not an exception. With the improvements of ILL systems, lending and borrowing activities between libraries have increased significantly in the United States. Technology also has brought new aspects such as document delivery and copyright on electronic materials, which make ILL services various and complex. This paper will talk about the current state of ILL
... ems in the United States, such as delivery systems, ordering systems, and copyright issues with ILL, by presenting the services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. de --7-F' : lntertibrary Loan, ILL standards, photocopy delivery, electronic delivery, user ordering systems, copyright law, University of IIIinois at Urbana-Champaign, UIUC ILL systems, GIF Harmonization Act3i), and Term Extension (Sonny Bono Copyright Term Act 4 )) . We must pay close attention to these issues and amendments to copyright laws. In fact, the high number of discussion groups, conferences, and workshops in the United States are indicative of the degree of attention that people pay to the copyright laws. Let me enumerate several organizations, committees, and list-servs which have discussed issues and developed suggestions and guidelines for ILL services.