If you've ever worked in Inter Library Loans or Document Delivery services, there are times when answers to certain scenarios aren't obvious or well known. In this section, you'll find resources that may help answer these questions. Relating to Document Delivery workflow etiquette, best practice standards and copyright.


RESOURCE SHARING GUIDELINES


Best Practice Guidelines (2014) complement the ILRS code and provides advise to ILL practitioners on ILL/DD practices in the Australian environment. If you have any issues that need to be add please contact the ALIA ILL AC committee.

ILRS Code (aka Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing Code) A brief document containing general guidelines for Resource Sharing in Australia. Did you know that Australia is one of few countries in the world with set charges? An 'essential read' for anyone working in Document Delivery.

ILRS Directory (aka Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing Directory) The ILRS directory complements the ILRS code. The directory contains information on all libraries participating in ILL/DD. Here you can find details about a supplying library, and any deviations the library may have from the code. Be sure to keep your libraries details updated!

Interloan handbook New Zealand's ILRS Code equivalent.

America's Resource Sharing Code

IFLA's Resource Sharing Best Practice Guidelines A brief outline of Resource Sharing Best Practice Guidelines authored by IFLA. A worthwhile read.

Australia's 2001 Interlibrary Loan Benchmarking Study For management types.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright section from the Libraries Australia Document Delivery Manual Australian copyright basics for dummies.

ALIA's copyright pages Useful site for ALIA members.

Copies Direct Copyright Pages Easy to read, useful copyright information for libraries participating in Document Delivery.

Section 50 Australian Copyright Act Legislation allowing the transmission of copies between requesting and supplying libraries, mainly for the purpose of "study".

Section 49 Australian Copyright Act Legislation allowing the transmission of copies between a library and its patron, for the purpose of "study".

Section 183 Australian Copyright Act Legislation allowing extensive copying for libraries servicing the Crown.