November 20, 2015
Texas Tech University Libraries
Texas Tech University Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service ranks among the top U.S. libraries that borrow/lend to the five major ILL markets in Asia. Texas Tech ranked in the top 10 in three of the five markets, including New Zealand, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
“We are very proud of this honor, especially since international communication is such a big part of Texas Tech’s Quality Enhancement Plan,” said Ryan Litsey, associate librarian and head of Document Delivery and ILL at Texas Tech Libraries.
Texas Tech was one of only a few libraries to appear as a top performer in multiple markets in the analyzed Pan Pacific region and was the only Texas library to do so.
Bella Karr Gerlich, dean of the University Libraries, emphasized the importance of supporting research worldwide.
“Access to resources is imperative for success in research and education, and ILL is the key service that enables knowledge connectivity across borders,” she said. “Texas Tech Libraries are proud to be leaders in this field.”
Texas Tech is the only Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) school that exceeds the data metrics of 80 percent with 100 percent of lending loan requests delivered within five days and lending article requests delivered within 72 hours, Litsey said.
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