“Resource Sharing in the Digital Age” is the theme for the upcoming Interlending & Document Supply Conference, sponsored by IFLA and ALA.  The event will take place September 19-21, 2011 in Chicago.

The conference sessions are focused on interlibrary loan practices and services, plus other types of resource sharing including cooperative collection development, consortial borrowing, purchase on demand, and shared print repositories. Other topics include copyright and licensing, ethics, and global implications of resource sharing.

Information seekers have unprecedented access to information. Just because the information is digital doesn’t reduce the expectation of availability. Meeting the unprecedented demands of a new generation of researchers requires an equally unprecedented commitment to resource sharing across borders, time zones and oceans.

For more information about this conference, check out their site.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.