B07. Short-term Loans of E-books as an Adjunct to ILL

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Session Type: 
Break Out Session

Taking advantage of the fact that e-books can be purchased and made available to patrons very quickly (usually in just few hours), TCNJ Library ran an experimental program whereby ILL requestors were offered the option of a short-term loan of an e-book where such was available. We were interested in learning how our patrons would respond to the option and whether such a plan was economically viable.

This session will describe the creation of the ILL/Acquisitions workflows we devised for the program and share the results of the experiment.

Contact Information for Proposal Submission
Principle Contact Name (Last, First): 
Link, Forrest
Presenting Member: 
Forrest Link (The College of New Jersey)
Bethany Sewell (The College of New Jersey)