Presentation on theme: "Dartmouth College Celebrates 10 Years with Borrow Direct."— Presentation transcript:
Dartmouth College Celebrates 10 Years with Borrow Direct
Borrow Direct is a patron-initiated rapid book request and delivery system. It enables faculty, staff and students to search the combined library catalogs of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale and the Center for Research Libraries, a collection of over 50 million volumes, and direct request expedited delivery of circulating items.
BD started in 1999 with Columbia, Penn, and Yale 2002 Dartmouth joined along with Brown, Princeton and Cornell 2011 Harvard and MIT joined
A few facts and figures 2011-12 1.Dartmouth Patrons received 11,555 books last year 2.less then 6% were unfilled 3.95% were filled in 3 days 4.Increase of 19% over last year
A few facts and figures 2011-12 1.Dartmouth shared 25,433 with patrons at our Borrow Direct partner libraries 2.We share from all of our libraries 3.An average of 280 books are shipped/received per day at Dartmouth