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FIL@BLSt Pancras: With a Little Help from My Friends


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FIL@BLSt Pancras: With a Little Help from My Friends

Friday 15th November 2013 at the British Library, St Pancras, London. Starting at 1pm

Booking closes 8 November 2013

Price – £30 members, £45 non members

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Forum for Interlending Members Only Area

Source: Shakko via Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported The Forum for Interlending have developed a members only area.   This is a space where interlending professionals (who are FIL members) can:


ask for advice regarding best practice

look for feedback on ideas they are developing

seek interlending specific copyright advice

share their knowledge

To access the members only area please visit: .  Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation.  After this you can access the members only area where you can discuss, debate and follow all matters interlending!

“You say goodbye, I say hello…”

On behalf of FIL we would like to say a big thank you to Christine Shipman (Treasurer) and Helen Trollope (Vice Chair/Web & Marketing Officer) and Rose Goodier (IFLA Observer) who stepped down from the FIL Committee at Interlend 2013 for all your hard work, commitment and dedication to FIL.  Your skills, expertise and knowledge will be sorely missed.

At the AGM held on the 28th June at Interlend 2013, two FIL members were voted onto the FIL Executive Committee.  We would like to welcome Sandra DeRoy (University of Essex) and Lucy Lambe (Goldsmiths College).

FIL Twitter Feed and Interlend Hashtag

You can now follow FIL's Twitter feed on our website!  Simply take a look at our new Twitter Feed widget on the right-hand side. Feel free to follow us and send us a tweet!

For those attending FIL's annual conference Interlend 2013 next month our official Twitter hashtag for the event is #FILCardiff13

Follow FIL’s New Blog!

FIL now has a Blogger account!

Check us out at

You can also view the lastest posts in the little Blog widget on the right-hand side of our Homepage.

FIL@BLDSC 15th March 2013 – Presentations Available!

Presentations are now available for viewing from FIL's annual interlending training and update day which took place at the British Library Document Supply Centre in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire on Friday 15th March 2013.

Interlend 2013 Update!

FIL would like to announce our two Keynote Speakers for Interlend 2013!

  • Thursday 27th June: Professor Charles Oppenheim
  • Friday 28th June: Graham Cornish ( Copyright Circle )

Updated UK & Eire Theses Access Policies

An updated version of the UK & Eire Theses Access Policies document is now available on the website.

CONARLS Inter Library Loan Transport Scheme Survey

CONARLS on behalf of The Combined Regions is conducting a short survey on the use of Transport Schemes for inter library loans.  The survey will help improve the current system as well as making it more cost effective.  Thank you to everyone took part and the survey is now closed.

British Library Document Supply Service (BLDSS) Online Videos

The British Library has created a number of online videos  designed to show you how to use our new online Document Supply Service. 

The short videos show you in detail how to use each and every aspect of BLDSS – from Registration to Searching & Ordering to using the Administrative features.