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NISO RP-12-2012, Physical Delivery of Library Resources


The purpose of this document is to recommend practices about the physical movement of items during the delivery of the items to the requesting library and their return to the lending library. The recommendations in this document focus on the movement of the physical items (e.g., books and audiovisual materials) between libraries, and between library and patron. This Recommended Practice focuses on three key areas: the physical move, automation, and the management of physical delivery.