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Automated interlibrary loan/document delivery database

This presentation will demonstrate the use of MS Access, to create a low-cost interlibrary loan/document delivery database (ILL/DD) for health libraries.

Event Description

This presentation will demonstrate the use of MS Access, to create a low-cost interlibrary loan/document delivery database that automates both the typical article search, request, and Pcommunication process for a health library, and the requesting mechanism for most ILL/DD networks/systems. Using the example of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Library as a case study, this database has enabled the automation of a previously almost entirely manual process. With a volume of over 1640 article requests from a user base of approximately 7500 fellows and trainees, the ANZCA Library has significantly reduced the turnaround time to the requestor, saving staff time and providing quality clinical information in a timely manner.
As part of the HLA/MedicalDirector Digital Health Innovation Award John has scaled this database up making it feely accessible for everyone to use. Come along and learn about the database, how you can access it and how your library can benefit.


John Prentice, ANZCA

John is the library manager for both the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM). Prior to this, he was an implementation specialist for WorldShare at OCLC, and worked for nearly 15 years in various roles at Victoria University. He has a keen interest in library technologies, science-fiction and cycling.


Wednesday, 29 March 2023   1:00pm - 2:00pm AEDT                                                


On Zoom - a link will be sent the day prior.

Please note this event will be recorded and available for attendees to view.


ALIA Members - FREE

Non-Members - $15


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29/03/2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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