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How does a Broker-Dealer lend shares to other Broker-Dealers?

Is it possible to find out how a OTC Broker-Dealer in thinly-traded equities lends shares for short-sales to other Broker-Dealers. Which platform or process is involved?
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Comparing short selling profits across positions

For academic purposes I try to estimate the profitability of a short position while not knowing the margins and cost associated with shorting, thus I am only interested in the gains or losses made ...
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How is the number of shorted shares for a given company publicly known?

I wonder how the number of shorted shares for a given company is publicly known. For example, http://www.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2_3062-nasdaqshort-highlites.html (mirror) indicates the percentage of ...