The purpose of GIST is to provide a new model and useful tools to integrate and optimize acquisition and interlibrary loan services and to promote regional collection diversity. It is a system for merging Acquisitions and ILL request workflow using one interface, enabling user-initiated requests, coordinated collection development and acquisitions. Currently the project includes an add-on for ILLiad which streamlines user access to the "right copy" by providing links to fulltext where available, which in turn reduces interlibrary loan requests which need to be cancelled. The project also in working on a tool for managing gifts, which uses the WorldCat Search API to display basic metadata and show holdings of the library at relevant libraries.
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