Yesterday I helped a faculty member who was looking to obtain something on Scribd, a digital collection in which individuals, and others, can upload articles, books, etc. The contents can then be downloaded by other readers.
Sometimes there is a fee involved. I inquired about how such requests, if they involve a purchase fee, should be handled. It was agreed that such requests should be made as ILL requests. In the notes for the ILL request, please indicate that the requested material was located on Scribd. Silvia Cho, of ILL, said they will check other resources to see if the material is available in resources other than Scribd.
Although yesterday’s request didn’t involve a fee, I was only succesful in downloading the article when I used the Internet Explorer browser. The article was an unique memoir of an event during World War in China that the faculty member was pleased to be able to access.
This is the second request I have had this year regarding material found on Scribd. I would be interested in learning if others have had such requests.