13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

Paper details

Poster Session

Session coordinator: Jana Machonská, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 28. 5. 2008, 16.00 - 17.30, Auditorium D

Interlibrary Loan Service in the context of Consortium for Coordinated Acquisition of Serbian Libraries - KoBSON

Autor: Dragana Stolic, University of Belgrade - University Library



Consortium for Coordinated Acquisition of Serbian Libraries – KoBSON is established in 2001 with the main purpose to provide the access to e-journals, e-books and electronic services. KoBSON is partly financing the Interlibrary Loan Service: four academic libraries in Serbia are incharged for this service. During its history ILL service in “Svetozar Markovic” University library marks ascents and descents, according to other problems. Due to Consortium, the ILL is actually reestablished: from 2001, when the ILL hardly existed, until today, we are notifying the rapid growth, achieving the certain level and than slightly decrease and stagnation. (No. of requested books - 1998: 224, 1999: 105, 2000: 246, 2001: 24, 2002: 380, 2003: 620, 2004: 500, 2005: 523, 2006: 503, 2007: 383) (No. of requested articles: 1998: 207, 1999: 55, 2000: 39, 2001: 2, 2002: 173, 2003: 357, 2004: 441, 2005: 890, 2006: 495, 2007: 611) At the same time number of downloaded articles from services accessible via Consortium marks constant increase. (Downloaded full text articles: 2004 - 624.058, 2005 - 683.897, 2006 - 824.478, 2007 - 1.012.355) Focused on articles, it is noticeable that even with increasing number of downloads, as well as with much bigger access to e-journals (from 17.000 in 2006. to 35.000 in 2007), ILL requests for articles does not diminish but slightly increase (from 2006 to 2007). The explanation could lie in general growth of “hunger” toward information which is divided now on several resources. That tendency is, we believe, stimulated by the activities of Consortium. A traditional service – ILL still takes significant part of library services, simultaneously with other resources and we can suppose that this trend will last during the next few years.

About author:

Dragana Stolic, M. A., librarian in the “Svetozar Markovic” University Library (Belgrade) from 1995 in the Department for scientific information. Charged for search of the classical and electronic resources (catalogues, bibliographies, on line and off line databases), and for search of citation indexes (Web of Science). From 2006. engaged as a referent for Interlibrary loan.

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Author: Michaela Dombrovská, Charles University - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Czech Republic

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Author: Květa Hartmanová, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague Library, Czech Republic


Václav Kapsa, Czech National Library / Jiří Pavlík, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

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Author: Věra Kroftová, Agricultural Research Institute Kroměříž, Ltd., Agrotest fyto, Ltd., Czech Republic

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Author: Lenka Maixnerová, National Medical Library, Czech Republic


Alena Šímová, Helena Bouzková, Filip Kříž, Ondřej Horsák, Marie Votípková, National Medical Library, Czech Republic

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Author: Heike vom Orde, Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation, Germany

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Author: Vendula Papíková, Centre of Biomedical Informatics, Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences


Richard Papik, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

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Author: Norbert Végh, Slovak Library for the Blind, Slovak Republic