RSC24 Lightning sessions | Building bridges beyond borders, Emerging Nations Article Exchange Program

Join us as we explore the RUSA STARS International ILL Committee's global resource sharing survey data, as well as learn more about the Library of Congress’s Emerging Nations Article Exchange Program.

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Building bridges beyond borders: Key findings from the international interlibrary loan survey

Wednesday, May 1, 12:00 – 12: 30 pm Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4)

Resource sharing on a global scale is increasingly a hot topic given patrons’ increased ability to discover items not held domestically, decreasing collection budgets to support purchasing these materials, expanding technology to communicate and track items globally and the increasing use of common software platforms for interlibrary loan.

The RUSA STARS International ILL Committee distributed its quadrennial global resource sharing survey in 2023. This survey received 269 responses in seven languages from library professionals in 45 countries, and it provides a snapshot of the current state of international resource sharing. Join us as we delve into the survey data and learn what has stayed stable, what has changed in this bold new world, and where we (may) all be heading.


Lapis Cohen
Library Specialist
University of Pennsylvania

Joanne McIntyre
Resource Sharing Librarian
University of Colorado Boulder

Emerging Nations Article Exchange Program

Wednesday, May 1, 12:30 – 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4)

Launched by the Library of Congress, the Emerging Nations Article Exchange Program is a pilot program that addresses the information needs of emerging nations around the world. It has a goal of bridging the gap in information needs and is an opportunity to exchange ideas and improve access to current information for scholars worldwide. In this program, we’re giving certain libraries from emerging nations access to articles for free. During this session, I’ll discuss the origins of this program with the hope that it can be duplicated in other libraries around the world.


Joseph Hamilton
Library of Congress


01 mayo 2024


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Registration access

To register, you’ll need to sign into the OCLC Community Center with your credentials for WorldShare ILL or Tipasa. If you don’t know your Community Center credentials, reference the OCLC Support website or contact OCLC Support.  If you don’t have Community Center credentials, you may request them here.

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This session is part of the 2024 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference, a virtual event that brings together the resource sharing community for learning and connection.