Interlibrary loan is generally thought of as a source for books from academic or specialty publishers, for non-fiction titles, for older formats (e.g. VHS or audiocassettes), for documentary films, etc. This perception endures because many libraries remain reluctant to interloan their new releases in movies, music or books. Yet, looking at these top ten lists does prove that newer and popular fiction is an important part of resource sharing in SHAREit.
A common question I hear from libraries is, “What is the difference between Retry and Unfilled?” The difference is subtle but important.
Retry means that the Borrower’s request has been submitted to all lenders in the Lender List and could not be filled by any of them, at this time.