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Wednesday, March 14 • 3:25pm - 3:45pm
Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan in Discovery: Making it Easier for Our Users

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Simplifying resource delivery request options in library discovery platforms can be a challenging endeavor. Can we remove the jargon and just say what the ILL and document delivery services do? Can we focus on what is being delivered and the format options? Are our systems capable of presenting one button requesting with integrated “smart fulfillment” technologies that route requests to appropriate services behind-the-scenes? If we make these services more prominent and easy to use, how much will this increase the staffing and financial needs within the library? 
At the University of Minnesota Libraries, we’ve been exploring and investigating these questions of how to integrate document delivery into discovery alongside the existing delivery services. Using an iterative process with usability testing throughout, our aim is to make requesting resources seamless for the user, while also identifying and addressing the potential costs and associated risks.

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Melissa Eighmy Brown

Co-Interim Director of Content Services, University of Minnesota
Melissa Eighmy Brown is the manager of Interlibrary Loan Borrowing & Digital Delivery, and the co-interim director of Content Services at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Her work includes managing a student savings project in partnership with the University Bookstore, as well... Read More →

Kate McCready

Assoc Univ Librarian for Content & Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries
Kate McCready is the Director of the Content Services department which is comprised of Interlibrary Loan and the Open Scholarship and Publishing Services [OSPS] unit within the University Libraries. OSPS provides Copyright Permissions Services, and Publishing Services. Kate is responsible... Read More →

Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:25pm - 3:45pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 2