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ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY


ILLINET Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Traffic Survey

Purposes

The Illinois State Library is the agency responsible for the collection, comparison, and analysis of statewide interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing statistical data. Annually, the State Library prepares and distributes the ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey in order to collect statewide interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing transaction data. The data collected is compared and analyzed for use within Illinois. In addition, local libraries can view their own interlibrary loan statistics online.

The monitoring of the interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing traffic that flows seamlessly from library to library is paramount in measuring and evaluating the: (1) number of requests initiated, filled, and unfilled; (2) methods of requesting as borrowers and lenders; (3) impact of resource sharing options [interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing]; (4) effectiveness of statewide delivery; (5) trends that provide directions for addressing statewide needs, initiatives, and programs; and, (6) collaborative efforts of every individual Illinois library as a proactive partner in sharing resources throughout the multitype Illinois library community.

FY2016 ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey

Completion of the ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey is an annual requirement of all system member libraries in accordance with administrative rule [23 Ill. Adm. Code 3030.200 (a)(2)(O)]. The FY2016 (July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016) ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey must be completed by March 31, 2017. School districts should provide data based on interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing activity for all school buildings within the school district.

Library Performance Assessment System (LibPAS) Data Input and Survey Instructions

LibPAS is the tool utilized by the State Library for the collection of statewide interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing data. Developed by Counting Opinions, LibPAS is used by many library organizations to capture, consolidate, process, report and compare report library performance metrics. Please review the instructions provided on the LibPAS login screen prior to completing your ILLINET ILL Traffic Survey.

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