Event Title

The Challenges of Interlibrary Loan During COVID-19: a Brave New World

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Donald Martin

Speaker Biography

Donald received his MS in Library and Information Science from Catholic University and has worked in a variety of libraries for 26 years. He is currently the digital resources librarian at Southern Adventist University. In his current position, he is responsible for digital resources, interlibrary loan, research coaching, and information literacy for the health sciences. He also serves as the ALICE projects manager. Prior to coming to Southern, he worked at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Maryland as a medical librarian.

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29-6-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

29-6-2021 5:00 PM

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The pandemic that began at the beginning of 2020 forced libraries to rethink many of their work flows. Interlibrary loan was no exception. In particular, the most affected area was borrowing physical books. Though this area has always had challenges in a digital world, the pandemic forced our hand to come up with a faster solution for supplying print content to students and faculty. Because the cost of eBooks can be expensive, we turned to ProQuest’s EBook Central’s DDA collection for short-term loans, and it has made a world of difference to help us maintain relevance in a pandemic and virtual world. I will provide an overview of our interlibrary loan services, workflow changes, eBook Central, and mention other viable options we may explore in the near future.

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Jun 29th, 12:00 PM Jun 29th, 5:00 PM

The Challenges of Interlibrary Loan During COVID-19: a Brave New World

The pandemic that began at the beginning of 2020 forced libraries to rethink many of their work flows. Interlibrary loan was no exception. In particular, the most affected area was borrowing physical books. Though this area has always had challenges in a digital world, the pandemic forced our hand to come up with a faster solution for supplying print content to students and faculty. Because the cost of eBooks can be expensive, we turned to ProQuest’s EBook Central’s DDA collection for short-term loans, and it has made a world of difference to help us maintain relevance in a pandemic and virtual world. I will provide an overview of our interlibrary loan services, workflow changes, eBook Central, and mention other viable options we may explore in the near future.