10th Interlending and Document Supply Conference

ILDSLogo Meet the “Who’s Who” in the arena of Interlending and Document Supply services provided by the libraries around the world at IFLA’s 10th Interlending and Document Supply Conference to be held in National Library building from 29 to 31 October 2007.

To open the conference, delegates will get to hear from Mike McGrath, who will provide an overview on the developments that took place in recent years.

Widely known as the authority in the field, Mike has spoken and written extensively on the field of document supply. Mike joined the British Library on its formation in 1973 and remained there until retirement in 2001, finishing as Head of UK Marketing for their remote services and was responsible for generating about £12 million of revenue. Now in semi-retirement, Mike is presently the editor of the well-known and widely circulated journal Interlending and Document Supply which is published by Emerald Group. Mike also acts as a marketing consultant for libraries.

We are pleased to inform that the conference has generated huge interest from key industry players and we are in the process of confirming the rest of our key speakers for this conference.

This bi-annual meeting aims at sharing of collective knowledge about how libraries can tackle challenges in sharing resources through interlending and document delivery services. It is also a great opportunity for Singapore libraries to learn from overseas libraries and also network with associated industry players, and perhaps, even work out suitable partnerships that will help improve the provision of interlending and document supply services.

Call for papers – Closing date 26 January 2007
Participants are invited to submit proposals for papers to be presented during the conference. Papers should reflect the conference theme of Resource sharing for the future, building blocks for success. Presentations will be grouped under these 4 topics:

  1. Resource sharing
  2. Tools and building block for success
  3. Rights and distribution
  4. Future directions

The submission for proposals will close 26 January 2007.

For more information on the conference and the submission of proposals, please visit the conference website http://www.nlbconference.com/ilds.

Special discount for LAS members

Conference registration will commence in Jan 2007. The good news is we are offering LAS members a special discount of $486/pax (published rate is $540/pax) where terms and conditions apply. So do look out for more registration details in our email announcement in Jan 2007.

Contributed by Janice Chia, Conference Programme, 10th ILDS Conference