This year, OCLC’s Regional Council delegates are exploring what the future of global resource sharing looks like from a member perspective. We are looking for input from senior library leaders across the globe to help the OCLC Global Council better understand how resource sharing is viewed around the world, where resource sharing is heading, and what types of needs, obstacles, opportunities you see coming in the future as you work to meet the needs of your users. The questions in this survey focus on high-level issues that impact resource sharing, so you do not need to be intimately familiar with resource sharing workflows to answer these questions. Your responses will be used to advise and inform OCLC’s work in global resource sharing. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete.

* 1. At the national level, do you feel the following factors influence resource sharing among libraries within your country?

  Yes No I'm not sure
Copyright laws
Mandates to participate in resource sharing
Policies or regulations prohibiting or limiting resource sharing
National union catalogs

* 2. Please provide details about the above or any other factors that you feel have the greatest impact on resource sharing.

* 3. Who defines how resource sharing activities take place in your country? (Select all that apply)

* 4. In your country, is resource sharing perceived as valuable?

* 5. Please provide additional details about the factors that you feel influence feelings about resource sharing in your country.

* 6. Do you think resource sharing among libraries within your country is increasing?

* 7. Do you think resource sharing between libraries in and outside of your country is increasing?

* 8. How many libraries in your country currently share with libraries outside of your country?

* 9. How do you think the following audiences view resource sharing?

  Necessary Nice to have Don't know what it is I don't know
Your library staff
Your patrons
Your institution's administrators
Consortia or groups to which you belong

* 10. Does your institution participate in resource sharing?

* 11. If yes, with whom does your library share resources? (Select all that apply.)

* 12. In what country do you work?

* 13. At what type of library do you work?

* 14. What is your role in the library?

* 15. Would you be willing to talk more with someone from OCLC about your responses?

* 16. If yes, please provide your name and email.

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