Faculty Research & Creative Activity

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October 2013


To meet the needs of their patrons, academic libraries make available a variety of items for loan far beyond the traditional library materials of books and journals. These items can range from technological equipment such as laptops and digital cameras to other nontraditional items such as board games, DVDs, and kits. This poster session will present a summary of unique items in academic library collections and a set of best practices for loaning these items based on the results of a survey of academic libraries. Results of the survey will present standard approaches and new ideas that Access Services departments employ in loaning both traditional and nontraditional items in the library collection.


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