RIT Libraries Strategic Plan
Expand Document Delivery Services
The Library proposes to expand document delivery services by locating, retrieving, scanning, and delivering material quickly and directly to faculty and graduate students. Delivery will include materials held by the library and those obtained elsewhere.
This recommendation proposes to:
- Expand interlibrary loan services (ILL) to deliver library owned non-book materials (journal articles, conference papers, standards, etc.) to graduate students and faculty. For faculty, deliver physical materials (library/ILL books) to faculty offices free of charge and provide pick-up services for return of materials to library.
- Collaborate with ConnectNY libraries to expand ConnectNY to include requests for journal holdings.
- Advocate for budget to subsidize the direct ordering of journal articles for graduate students and faculty directly from a commercial vendor such as Ingenta.
Some of the elements of the RIT Strategic Plan addressed by this goal include:
Objective A4.5: RIT will continue to invest in the academic support services many students need to succeed in our challenging academic programs.
Goal C3: RIT will increase the quality and quantity of scholarship in order to enhance both the education of our students and the reputation of our University.