Sharing Special Collections Materials via Resource Sharing Pilot Project
Beginning October 1, 2017, six of the thirteen Ivy Plus Libraries will extend the BorrowDirect Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan Policy to include scans of Special Collections materials. Requests may be submitted to participating libraries via interlibrary loan or directly to Special Collections department(s) in person or online.
Participating libraries will honor requests from current students, faculty, and staff from all Ivy Plus Libraries, including those from libraries not participating in the pilot. Libraries will determine an item's eligibility for scanning based on their own internal policies. Libraries may set limits based on these policies (for example, item condition, format, page count, physical size, etc.).
The pilot will run from October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2018, and program evaluation will begin on July 1, 2018.
Participating Libraries include:
- Brown University Library
- University of Chicago Library
- Duke University Libraries
- Johns Hopkins University Libraries
- University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- Yale University Library (Beinecke materials only)
Questions about this pilot should be directed to Heidi Nance, Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives, Ivy Plus Libraries.