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Wednesday, March 14 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Comparing Apples to Oranges: An Investigation into the Validity of Interlibrary Loan Statistics

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In an effort to understand the validity of self-reported Interlibrary Loan (ILL) statistics, University of South Carolina librarians developed a survey to determine how libraries classify, categorize, and report ILL data. In May 2016, we emailed all 116 Interlibrary Loan departments within the Association of Research Libraries with a request to complete our survey. We will discuss our results and the implications that these results have on the validity of reported ILL statistics. We will explore possibilities for expanding this research and argue for more standardized collection and reporting practices.

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Amie Freeman

Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of South Carolina
Amie Freeman is the Scholarly Communication Librarian with the University of South Carolina Libraries' Digital Research Services department. She holds a BA in International Studies and a MLIS from the University of South Carolina. Amie oversees Scholar Commons, UofSC’s institutional... Read More →
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Megan Palmer

Assessment Librarian, University of South Carolina
Megan Palmer is the Assessment Librarian at the University of South Carolina. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and from the University of Pittsburgh with a master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She provides... Read More →

Wednesday March 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 1