Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section

The Section on Document Delivery and Resource Sharing (DDRS) 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’s primary objective is to extend and improve document delivery and interlending both nationally and internationally through the use of new technologies and increased cooperation among libraries and document suppliers.

The 2019 ILDS (Interlending and Document Supply) Conference, held every two years, is being organized by the Czech National Library of Technology together with the DDRS Standing Committee.

Key questions we wish to examine at this year’s conference include:

  • How should we, members of the global DDRS community, provide a strategic response to a rapidly shifting ecosystem in which publishers, libraries, and users are dealing with new open access mandates, possible “big flips”, new options for document search and delivery (beyond P2P, including direct publisher-to-user delivery), cost impediments, and other challenges?
  • Is it possible to leverage our already-existing global infrastructure to keep the library relevant as the ecosystem continues to evolve? How can we contribute to the development of global delivery solutions which are innovative, stable, and resistant to the whims of the marketplace and accessible to all? What might be our roles in the next stages of development of global academic research support (including publishing) infrastructures? In the advancement of trusted public information infrastructures? In relation to regional copyright regimes and in relation to various content format types?

Standing Committee

Peter D. Collins
Director of Public Services, Head of LIBRA
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania
United States

Seangill Peter Bae
Assistant University Librarian for Scholarly Collections Services
Princeton University Library
United States

Information Coordinator:
Ertugrul Çimen
Library Director
MEF University
All committee members

2019 ILDS Program Subcommittee

Tainá Batista de Assis
Community Service Coordinator
Brazilian Institute of Information on Science and Technology (IBICT)

Faten Abdullah Barayyan
Reference and Instruction Coordinator
King Abdullah University for Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia

Nicole Clasen
Head of User Services and Document Delivery
Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

Cecilia Ericson
Coordinator for interlibrary loans
Kungliga Biblioteket / The National Library of Sweden

Stephanie Krueger
Senior Consultant, Division for Strategy and Development
National Library of Technology (NTK)
Czech Republic

Joe Lenkart
International Reference Librarian
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
United States


Czech National Library of Technology (NTK)

Martin Svoboda

ILDS Coordinator:

Sasha Skenderija
Strategist, Office for Academic Services Development