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WorldCat Reaches the 2 Billion Mark

May 8, 2013

We’re very proud of the fact that we are able to get over 99% of the interlibrary loan requests you submit, but we couldn’t do it without our WorldCat partners. Just last weekend, the University of Alberta Libraries entered the 2 billionth item. It was an ebook called Evaluation of the City of Lakes Family Health Team Patient Portal Pilot Project: Final Report.

So far this year we have borrowed 1565 items — 506 books and 1060 articles. Most of them were borrowed from other WorldCat libraries. We got 330 from the Kansas City Library Consortium, another important partner.

We lend items, too. This year we sent out 2490 books and 221 articles. A thousand of those were lent to WorldCat libraries.

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  1. George Wiley permalink
    May 8, 2013 6:44 pm

    It’s interesting that Collins Library is a net lender in the back-and-forth of interlibrary loan.

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