Summary of UCB Special Collections Sample

Total Number of Requests 16
Number of PIR generated Special Collections requests 12
Valid PIR Requests 6
Invalid PIR Requests 6

Details

Request

Borrowing Library

Resolution

* Valid PIR Request (from staff viewpoint)?

Notes

ILL: 3921084

UCSD

Denied

No

Request for 1980 edition, owned only by UCB. OCLC shows 138 libraries for 1983 edition including many UCs.

ILL: 3966713

UCLA

Denied

Yes

Rare, fragile, only copy in UC.

ILL: 3938478

UCLA

Denied

No

Only copy in UC although recent imprint and available at 55 other libraries.

ILL:3940145 

UCLA

Denied

No

Only copy in UC although recent imprint and available at 22 other libraries.

ILL: 3968767  

UCLA

Denied

Not a PIR generated request for a Special Collections item.

Request was not for special collections copy. UCB, listed 3rd in lender string, also has circulating copy.

ILL: 4139266 

UCSB

Denied

Yes

1798 imprint.  Rare.  This item widely available in Collected Works of the author but ILL staff may not know or verify to this level. **

ILL: 4116244 

UCSB

Denied

Yes

1773 edition.  Rare, fragile.
 

ILL: 4159570 

UCLA

Denied

Yes

1695 edition.  Rare.  Available in microfilm. †

ILL: 4194585 

UCD

Denied

Not a PIR generated request for a Special Collections item.

1957 edition requested by patron – probably requesting copy held at her campus but item was checked out.  Widely available from circulating libraries.

ILL: 4245167 

UCLA

Denied

No

1619.  Rare. 1978 ed. available at 57 other libraries, incl. requesting library.

ILL: 4188599 

UCSB

Denied

Yes

1806 edition.  Rare.  Oversize.  Available at 13 other non-UC libraries but probably all in special collections too.

ILL: 4229290

UCLA

Denied

No

1791.  Rare.  Available in 1969 reprint from 31 other libraries including other UCs. Available in microfilm. †

ILL: 4332589 

UCD

Denied

No

Rare.  Available in microfilm at other libraries, incl. requesting library.  Volume also available at 43 other libraries.†

ILL: 4277295 

UCSD

Denied

Not a PIR generated request for a Special Collections item.

1988.  Unique/irreplaceable.  Oversize.  Available at 8 other libraries. Where it was probably also considered unique/irreplaceable.

ILL: 4461274 

UCSB

Denied

Yes

1805.  Fragile.  Available at 10 other non-UC libraries. Where it is probably in Special Collections.

ILL: 4467291 

UCLA

Denied

Not a PIR generated request for a Special Collections item.

1998.  Available in 32 other libraries, incl. requesting library.

* Staff verify request in OCLC. If they have an OCLC number and it matches, they may not look further to see that it is a popular title and available in other editions. The same applies for copies available in microformats.

** If in a collected works version ILL staff may not know; would typically require interview with ILL staff or reference librarian. This frequently does not take place with electronic requesting.

† Patrons prefer print copy to microformat copy and they will try to request if print copy is available. For purposes of this study ILL staff were asked to let the requests proceed.

 

Last updated: November 27, 2012