Proposed Revision of Regional Interlibrary Loan Code

The Southeastern region has maintained a Regional Interlibrary Loan Code to govern interlibrary loan since the mid-1980s. The code was last revised in 2002. The SENYLRC Regional Interlibrary Loan Committee (RIC) is charged with an annual review of the code. RIC has reviewed the code annually since 2002 with no changes recommended.

This year, during the annual review of the code, the committee determined that the code needed revising for two reasons. First, there were parts of the regional code that no longer seemed applicable to them. Second, the American Library Association Reference and User Services Association recently went through a lengthy process to revise the “Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States” and it was important to consider changes made to that document. 
RIC recommends that the region adopt the “Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States” with the “Explanatory Supplement” and attach a short document of regional specifications and exceptions.  Most libraries in the Southeastern region also participate in resource sharing outside of the Southeastern region. Using the “Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States” with regional specifications simplifies compliance with ILL codes for many regional libraries.
RIC invites librarians and interlibrary loan staff in the region to review and comment on the proposed document. Please email comments to ILL@senylrc.org by June 9, 2017.

After a time of review and comments, RIC will meet to consider all comments and make changes to the document as appropriate. Then, RIC will ask for regional approval of the code by all eight regional library systems in fall 2017.