How to prepare for your use of WorldShare Interlibrary Loan
There are several things your staff can do to prepare for your use of WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. These include:
Update your library's information in the OCLC Policies Directory. Some key areas to review include contacts and policies for copy, loan and deflection.
Details about how to access and update the Policies Directory are provided in the OCLC Policies Directory Quick Reference.
Review and update your constant data records in the WorldCat Services Administrative module to ensure consistency and streamline processes for your staff.
In particular, review the format of your address fields to make sure they accommodate changes implemented in March 2012. The previous “SHIP TO” and “RETURN TO” fields are now the following distinct address fields: Attention, Address 1, Address 2, City, State/Province, Country, Postal Code. The new “Address 1” field contains data previously included in the “SHIP TO” field on the ILL workform. Detailed instructions for updating address information in constant data records are provided at http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/resourcesharing/using/WCRS_constant_data.pdf.
Use of one of the following browsers is required for use of the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service:
- Mozilla Firefox® version 17.0.1 (preferred browser)
- Google Chrome version 23.0.1271.97 m
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer versions 8.0 or 9.0*
Note: WorldShare Interlibrary Loan cannot be used with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7. We are currently working to implement Internet Explorer version 8, and expect to support its use by March 2013. Internet Explorer version 10 is not currently supported.
Newer browser versions are needed to enable use of the new and expanded features of WorldShare™ Interlibrary Loan. The new service will not work with other browsers or browser versions. Library staffs will probably find that these newer, more secure browsers will also enhance their use of other Web sites and services used by library staff and users.
If library staffs are not sure which browser is in use at their library, they can use this online tool to find out.
* A Windows lifecycle fact sheet is available on the Microsoft site.