- Inter-Library Lending (ILL) Request
An ILL request is only made after it has sufficiently been determined that a book, journal article or any other informational resource is not owned by the Library and can be found in a sister library.
- Procedure for ILL Request
Clients can make ILL request physically by visiting the unit or electronically through the Library’s online platforms (Website, Facebook, Twitter, Email: email@example.com. To make an ILL request, the following information is needed:
- Author’s name
- Complete title of the article
- Complete title of the journal or book (do not use abbreviations)
- Volume and issue numbers
- Date of publication
- Page numbers
All ILL/DD Request and literature searches performed in a month shall be kept on a sectional hard drive for future references. Documents or files shall be stored in folders indicating the month and year in which the ILL Requests and literature searches were made.
- Service Charges
The Unit charges the following for its services. However, these charges are subject to periodic reviews by the sectional head.
- Selection of E-resources
E-resources licensed or purchased in electronic format should provide greater accessibility to information over other formats at a manageable cost. Other factors in selecting E-resources in electronic format include availability in the market, image and content.
The extent to which the resource in question either directly or obliquely supports the educational and/or research objectives of the University will be evaluated based on the criteria established in the general collection development policy.
- Full text article and/or book databases
- Full text reference databases
- Graphics and multimedia
- Audio and Video
- Data (e.g. demographic, geographic, financial, statistical)
- Citation/abstract databases
- Delivery via the web
- Authentication by IP address (rather than passwords or logins)
- Compatibility with Library proxy server and software
- Availability of help and/or tutorials
- Basic and guided/advanced searching
- Helpful error messages (i.e., an error message indicates specific problem(s) and provides possible alternatives)
- Ability to print, save, and email results and/or articles
- Cost-effectiveness (including the availability and cost of updates and backfiles when appropriate)
- Ability to sustain cost for the foreseeable future
- Potential usage and/or uniqueness of information justifies cost
- Provides responsive customer service and technical support
- Availability and quality of training programmes
- Reputation and business record
- Documentation is thorough and clear
- License agreements that keep the interests of the user in mind, do not impede research, and are enforceable
- Allows for local customizations via system administration access for the Library
- Product is compatible with standard web browsers
- Usage statistics are readily available in a user-friendly format
- Selection Responsibility
- Primary responsibility for the selection of all electronic materials would rest with the University Librarian.
- For resources that are intended primarily for reference use, the Electronic Resources Librarian will coordinate selection with the Reference Librarian.
- Approval of a particular database would be given on the recommendation by faculty through the E-resources Librarian and approved by the University Librarian.
- Evaluation and De-selection
Evaluation and de-selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Monthly/yearly usage statistics as against cost
- Removal of a journal from an aggregation (database) by publishers
- Changes in access model (i.e. requiring that we pay for the online version of a journal that had previously been available for free with the print subscription).
- Product incompatibility with Library proxy server and software
- Relevance of resources to current institutional needs (i.e. support for instruction and research).
Brief information about the section:
To ensure the availability, management, dissemination, access and marketing of electronic and digitized resources of the library.
Head of section: Mr. Imoro Osman, Jnr. Asst. Librarian
Contact info of section: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours and location: 9am – 10pm (During Semester), 9am -5am (During revision and examination), 1st and 3rd Floors