Israeli college interlibrary loan practices: implications for Israeli universities

Lynne Porat, Snunith Shoham

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The recent establishment of academic colleges in Israel not only has affected the make-up of Israeli higher education, it also has affected university libraries, particularly the interlibrary loan (ILL) departments. This article describes a study that characterised the ILL borrowing practices of Israeli college libraries in general and, in particular, those of libraries that send the majority of their requests to universities. It also identified the disciplines of college library ILL requests and determined that there is a connection to the disciplines prevalent in their own collections. In addition, it identified the Israeli university libraries that received increased requests between 1997 and 2001, assessed the effects on them and identified changes implemented in interlibrary loan departments in order to deal with the increased demand.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-226
Number of pages8
JournalInformation Discovery and Delivery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2004


  • Academic libraries
  • Automation
  • Collection
  • Colleges
  • Colleges & universities
  • Cooperation
  • Document delivery
  • Exact sciences and technology
  • Higher education
  • Information and communication sciences
  • Information dissemination (open archives open access...) and document delivery
  • Information publishing dissemination and reproduction
  • Information science. Documentation
  • Information services
  • Interlending
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Interloans
  • Israel
  • Library collections
  • Medical libraries
  • Sciences and techniques of general use
  • Studies
  • Universities


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