Automate interlibrary loan staff workflows and help your users quickly get the resources they need.
Provide local users with global library resources
In the face of a limited budget, reach out to the largest cooperative of resource-sharing libraries in the world to supply your users with the resources they need. WorldShare Interlibrary Loan connects you to thousands of libraries whose entire collections can be viewed at a glance in WorldCat®. Together, these libraries have created a shared, global library collection for the benefit of all library users.
Increase ILL efficiency through workflow automation
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan automates ILL workflows to save time for library staff, resulting in timely delivery of items to the people who need them. Integration of many ILL activities reduces the time spent on manual processes related to selecting lenders, linking to library OPACs, managing lending fees and more.
Connect your users to the full text they expect
Quickly get users to electronic resources and print materials in your collections and the collections of other ILL libraries. Integration with the WorldCat knowledge base can reduce turnaround on article requests from days to hours and saves time for your staff. Easy identification of freely available, open-access resources helps conserve your ILL budget.
Lend documents quickly and securely
Document delivery through Article Exchange is built into the WorldShare ILL workflow, saving time for staff and library users. Lending libraries worldwide can upload requested documents so that users can retrieve articles or book chapters obtained for them via interlibrary loan. Integration with the WorldCat knowledge base provides visibility for electronic resource holdings, enabling simplified sharing of electronic articles.
Make more informed decisions
Built-in, detailed statistical reports help inform plans for your library's services.
"WorldShare ILL complies with copyright restrictions while being vendor-friendly and easy to use. This is the most uncomplicated way of processing requests I've seen in my 15 years of working with ILL."
Evening Supervisor and Interlibrary Loan Associate
Mount Mercy University
WorldShare ILL at the Mid-Continent Public Library
(streaming video, 11 minutes)
Karen Wickwire talks about her use of WorldShare Interlibrary Loan at the Mid-Continent Public Library.
A WorldShare of Opportunity: Using the Change to Make Real Change
(YouTube video, 16 minutes)
March 21, 2014
At Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jennifer Grey viewed the transition to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan as an opportunity to update all of the library's ILL processes. Jennifer shares best practices for adopting WorldShare Interlibrary loan and shares tips for instituting ILL workflow changes.
Watch this space for upcoming WorldShare Interlibrary Loan events.
Past and recorded events
16 August 2015
15 July 2015
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