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Resource Sharing

In conjunction with rapidly developing technologies that support the sharing of information and resources on behalf of library users, librarians today can facilitate access to more resources for more information seekers than ever before.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, it made clear the need for even more resource sharing across the world. RSCVD connects library workers with libraries in need to create a global resource-sharing emergency response network. It deals with requests for any textual materials which can be delivered electronically.
In this section some documents and some training materials are made available to anyone interested in deepening the topic.


International Resource Sharing Manifesto

The Manifesto aims to create a solid foundation and inspire library resource sharing activities worldwide. This document, translated in many languages, will help librarians advocate for resource sharing projects, advance the resource sharing role and expand its boundaries.

Document Delivery and Resource Sharing: Global Perspectives

The report is intended to provide librarians, library practitioners, as well as teachers, researchers, and students of universities and research organizations and other interested parties, a foundation in resource sharing principles, practices and management.

Video Lectures


International ILL Toolkit

A freely available, crowd-sourced asset, initiated by the OCLC SHARES, to promote and enable greater ease of global resource sharing among libraries.

International Interlibrary Loan in a Changing Environment: the RUSA STARS Survey

In 2019 the American Library Association (ALA) Reference & User Services Association’s Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (RUSA STARS) International Interlibrary Loan Committee conducted its fourth survey of international interlibrary loan policies and practices.