The City of Lights welcomes you for the 15th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply Conference. The name of the conference series originates from 1988 when the first ILDS conference was held in London. The Section on Document Delivery and Resource Sharing is the forum in IFLA for libraries and associations concerned with making information in all formats available throughout the world through a variety of resource sharing and document supply techniques.
The section strongly believes that information is for the use of our users and facilitating the use of information across institutional and national boundaries is our duty as resource sharing professionals. The section also analyses the changes and developments in the current information environment as well as critically incorporating technological developments. The section provides guidance and leadership in resource sharing principles and practices for the benefit of our users.
The section supports the idea of the global library as a networked resource sharing organism that enables access to resources through the collaboration of libraries worldwide.
ILDS conference series has long been much else than strictly about interlending and document supply. The themes have been more about resource sharing, copyrights, the impact of digitations to collection cooperation and solutions to make better cooperation e.g. with resource sharing consortia.
This year the theme is No Library Left Behind: Cross-Border Resource Sharing.
The organisers aim at studying international resource sharing, its barriers, problems and also success stories.
Come to Paris to hear how our institutions whether public, academic or national libraries, can improve the system and provide guidance and support to their users.
Join us as the global resource community gathers at the BULAC on October 4 – 6 to share best practices and address library challenges.
Local organiser in Paris is The Centre technique du livre de l’enseignement supérieur (CTLes) which is an operator for the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
You can find more information about this event from here: http://www.ilds2017.org/