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: http://www.forumforinterlending.org.uk/past-events
Previous FIL events:
Meeting the Challenge – Co-operation and Collaboration
Interlend 2010 Conference, held from 28th - 30th June at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel. Further information including speaker profiles and presentations are on the FIL web-site.
"All Change Please. Contemporary issues in Document Supply: What you need to know!”
This FIL/LIEM 'exchange of experience' workshop was held at the David Wilson Library, University of Leicester on Thursday 8th January 2009. Over forty interlending practitioners from the East Midlands - and further afield - were welcomed by Louise Jones, Director of Library Services for the University of Leicester. Rose Goodier (Chair of FIL) introduced the speakers:
- British Library update - Peter Robinson, from BL Customer Services
- British Geological Survey - Joan Bird
- University of Derby - Tim Peacock
Tours of the David Wilson library after the lunch break were followed by a choice of participatory workshops: Secure Electronic Delivery, facilitated by Linda Clark from Leicester University; Music performance sets, facilitated by Graham Muncy from the International Association of Music Libraries; International Document supply, facilitated by Rose Goodier of FIL. A plenary session concluded the day.
A full report of the day's proceedings is included in the FIL newsletter for February 2009, Issue 52 (ISSN:0966-2154).