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The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FIL) plays an active part in the national scene for Interlending and document delivery. FIL brings together staff working in a wide range of libraries and represents a broad cross-section of views.

Membership of FIL is open to anyone involved in ILL and document supply.

The Forum's activities include regional one-day events, exchange of experience workshops, a regular newsletter and publications on matters relating to document supply and interlending.

Electronic Material and Inter Library Loan Requests:

The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FIL) and the Conarls Working Group, together with NWLIP, conducted a survey earlier this year to map electronic resources and related Inter Library Loan policies in the UK.  The results of the survey are now available on the FIL website.

FIL / LIEM event:

Meeting the Challenge: Interlending for the Future
This FIL/LIEM workshop was held at the David Wilson Library, University of Leicester on the 3rd November, 2011

Co-hosted by the Forum for Interlending (FIL) and Libraries and Information East Midlands (LIEM) the workshop aimed to provide an opportunity to hear from key regional and national interlending staff and services about how they are meeting the challenge of delivery efficient and effective customer service.  There was also the opportunuty to hear how the British Library and OCLC are working towards meeting similar goals.

Gareth Johnson (FIL Chair)
The Challenge of Delivering an Effective Document Supply Service

Tim Peacock (E-Resources Administrator, University of Derby)
Ebb and Flow at the University of Derby

Annie Charlton (Application Services Consultant, OCLC)
Finding a Book in UK Libraries: Towards a National Catalogue

Barry Smith (Head of Commerical Services, British Library)
British Library Update


Links to the presentations can also be found here: