OCLC Research to Host Greening Interlibrary Loan Webinar on Thursday, 6 May at 2 pm EDT (UTC 18:00)
In this webinar, OCLC Research program officer Dennis Massie will discuss findings from a recent OCLC Research-sponsored study of the environmental impact of current interlibrary loan practices, as well as recommended practices for reducing the carbon footprint of resource sharing operations worldwide.
California Environmental Associates, the environmental impact consultants hired for this study, utilized data provided by OCLC and gathered during interviews with staff at a dozen US libraries to correlate specific interlending practices with measurable impacts on greenhouse gas emission levels. These findings, along with key recommendations and best practices already in place at several participant libraries, will be covered in the webinar, as well as in the forthcoming report, Greening Interlibrary Loan Practices, due to be published in early May.
Webinar participants are encouraged to share their own techniques for greening interlibrary loan operations through the WebEx chat feature during the webinar. Participation is free but advanced registration is required. This webinar will be recorded and made available on the OCLC Research Web site and in iTunes.
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