ISO 18626 Interlibrary Loan Transactions
ISO TC46/SC4/WG14 Interlibrary Loan Transactions
Last update: 18 January 2021
Guidelines for ISO 18626:2021
Please note these guidelines are being made available prior to the publication of ISO 18626:2021
1. Display of codes and encoded information.
It is not necessary to display the codes specified in this document to library users and staff. Codes and encoded information may be mapped to alternate values or be presented in the language of the ILL application's user interface.
For example, if Library XYZ (using English) sends a request to Library ABC (using Danish), then codes and encoded information is presented in English in the ILL application of the requesting library and in Danish in the ILL application of the supplying library.
2. Sending a request to a "well-known" supplying library.
When a request is sent to a "well-known" supplying library, the requesting library may use code and element values not included in the document, provided that a) these elements and element values have been specified in the protocol website or b) the partners have used some other means to specify the additional code elements and element values. Such extensions to the protocol may be kept private if and only if it is certain that other libraries would not find these additional elements and element values useful.
When sending a request to a supplying library never contacted before, the requesting library should use only code elements and element values from the open code lists published in Annex B.