Presentation slides from Interlending 2024 (26 June 2024)

Below are presentation slides provided by the speakers from Interlending 2024.

Report from Collective Licensing session workshop (Kate Vasili, Copyright Officer, Middlesex University)

New CLA License and what it means for Interlending (Kate Vasili, Copyright Officer, Middlesex University)

ILL Benchmarking (Beth Parry, Leeds University and Chris Beevers, Huddersfield University and Kenny Whyte, University of York)

Rapido (Judith Fraenkel, Ex Libiris)

Ebsco OpenRS (Mark Allcock, EBSCO)

Update on Reprints Platform (Tony Landolt, Reprints)

Lightening Talk: RapidILL Working Group (Kip Darling, IGeLU RapidILL Working Group)

Update from BL (Jo Cox, BL Customer Services)





Booking for Interlend 2024 is now open!

Interlend 2024 will be online again this year, held on Wednesday 26th June 10:00-16:15 via Zoom.

Please join via the Zoom link, which will be sent to you following your registration. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Please note this is a draft programme and subject to change.

Session Timings Length Speaker
Welcome 10:00-10:05 5 minutes Amanda Foster, Chair of FIL Committee
Introduction to ILL 10:05-10:40 35 minutes + questions


Helen Hall, Liverpool University & Sarah Hornby Newcastle University
Report from collective licensing session workshop 10:40-11:25 40 minutes + questions


Amanda Foster, Chair of FIL Committee, Kate Parson, National Library of Sweden & Susan Mair, Copyright Advisor at Northumbria University
New CLA license and what it means for interlending 11:25- 11:45 15 minutes + questions


Kate Vasili, Copyright Librarian, Middlesex University
ILL Benchmarking 11:45-12:30 40 minutes + questions Beth Parry (Leeds University), Chris Beevers (University of Huddersfield) and Kenny Whyte (University of York).
Break 12:30-13:00 30 minutes
EX Libris on Rapido from the perspective of Cardiff with Bronwen Blatchford 13:00 -14:05 60 minutes + questions Bronwen Blatchford, Systems Librarian at Cardiff University & Judith Fraenkel, Director of Product Management & DEI Strategy
EBSCO OpenRS 14:05-14:50 40 minutes + questions Mark Allcock, Director, Product Management, EBSCO
Break 14:50-15:00 10 minutes
Update on Reprints platform 15:00-15:25 20 minutes + questions Tony Landolt, Reprints- Head of business development & Gordon Brand
Lightening talk: RapidILL Working Group 15:25-15:40 10 minutes + questions Kip Darling, IGeLU RapidILL Working Group
Update from BL


15:40-15:55 10 minutes + questions



Jo Cox, British Library


Round-up and close 15:55-16:05 10 minutes Amanda Foster, Chair of FIL Committee

Presentation slides from FIL Online February 2024

Below are direct links to a selection of presentation slides from our FIL Online February 2024 event.

British Library session (Richard Ebden, Sam Tillet and Sally Harper British Library Service Update – Click Here.

British Library Results of Survey to Inform Future Collaboration around resource sharing – Click Here.

Future Strategy for Resource Sharing and ILL: the BL response  – Click Here.

Newly set up national scheme of regional interlending practices (Jane Proctor). – Click Here.

WHELF+ Update (Bronwen Blatchford, Cardiff University). – Click Here.

Event News: Piloting copyright solutions: sustainable digital access to library stacks abroad” (Kate Parson, National Library of Sweden). – Click Here.

Our Next FIL Online event – 26 June 2024

Our next event will take place on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

We would like to hear from anybody who would be interested in presenting at the event – anything from a lightning talk to a full one-hour session or even a topic for discussion or something you would be interested in learning more about from others.

Please contact Amanda Foster ( if you would like to volunteer to contribute to the event or if you might be interested in joining our committee.

Booking is not yet open – watch this space

Subscription fee for FIL membership is to be removed at the end of 2023

Many thanks to everyone for attending the recent meeting regarding the future of FIL and the proposed changes. We are happy to let you know that the vote was in favour of removing the subscription fee.

We are currently planning the next FIL event – scheduled for 7th February- and as part of the event will be holding a discussion around the future of FIL and future events.

Your chance to have a say

We are proposing to remove the charge for FIL membership. This change will require a vote from current members.

We have a meeting on 8 November to discuss this proposal which you will have received an email invite to and people can vote during the meeting but we wanted to provide the opportunity to those who do not attend to have their say.

Access the Poll: Click Here

This poll will remain available until noon on Wednesday 15 November.

Full details of the proposal are available below.

Proposal to vote upon

We are proposing to remove the charge for FIL membership. This change will require a vote from current members.


· Membership payments are becoming more complex to process with some institutions requiring information such as VAT numbers and statements on slavery
· Membership numbers are low
· Fee for accountant to manage membership income is high in ratio to credit collected from membership fee
· Training budgets across the sector are tight, many are not able to attend face-to-face events due to conference fees and associated travel costs

Maintaining subscription charge outcomes

· Annual membership- £75 (institutional), £50 (personal) or £30 (retired/unwaged)
· Keeping the subscription charge may facilitate the continuation of in-person events
· Problems in obtaining membership charges need to be overcome
· Committee members needed to organise events

Dropping subscription charge outcomes

· Membership would be open to all to encourage more diversity among member libraries within and beyond the UK
· May encourage more members and attract more interest in committee membership
· Events would move online- cheaper to run and attend
· No accountant needed to manage subscription fees