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21st Annual ILL Conference: May 10, 2012

Lee Rainie and Kenneth Crews.

Conference presenters Lee Rainie and Kenneth Crews.

More than 230 staff members from Minitex participating libraries attended the 21st Annual Minitex Interlibrary Loan Conference on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet & American Library Project, and Kenneth Crews, Director, Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University, were the featured speakers.

The day also included activities to celebrate the close of the year-long commemoration of Minitex's 40th year as a legislatively funded program of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota Libraries. Becky Ringwelski, Associate Director for Resource Sharing and Information Technology, urged attendees to check out the information about Minitex's history on the Minitex website and shared some highlights from interviews included in the Minitex Oral History Project.

Delivery of interlibrary loan materials was another topic of conversation. Kathy Drozd, Assistant Director for Minitex Delivery Services and MLAC, discussed the work and findings of a NISO working group of which she was a member and the new NISO recommended practices document, Physical Delivery of Library Resources.

Presentation Slides

Lee Rainie – "Learning in the Digital Age"

Kenneth Crews – "Copyright, Licenses, Treaties... The Law of ILL in Transition"

Kathy Drozd – "Physical Delivery of Library Resources"

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