WorldShare™ Interlibrary Loan
Integrated discovery and delivery of electronic, digital and print materials within a single interface
OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan is a new service that will replace WorldCat Resource Sharing as part of your existing resource sharing subscription in 2013. The service centralizes workflows now managed in multiple systems, and provides new functionality that speeds fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests and saves time for your staff and users. During 2013 and beyond, OCLC will expand WorldShare Interlibrary Loan with new features on an ongoing basis.
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan will go beyond traditional interlibrary loan to provide a truly integrated delivery solution. It integrates discovery and delivery of electronic, digital and print materials within a single interface. It also supports evolving workflow changes, such as the option to purchase needed items rather than borrow them.
The OCLC WorldShare Platform supports new features in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan that require interoperation with other applications, such as the display of lender costs from the Policies Directory and display of item availability from your library's integrated library system.
With the migration from WorldCat Resource Sharing to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, OCLC will transform traditional interlibrary loan into a much broader fulfillment service with associated workflows. In the new service, interlibrary loan will be one of any number of fulfillment options your library may select according to the needs of your users and your library policies.
An Introduction to OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan
This 15 minute recording will provide you a brief overview of the OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary loan service.
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20 June 2013
This program will include an overview of new features now available in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan as well as information about plans for future enhancements to the service
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time [UTC -4]
10 July 2013
This meeting will include the same content as the user group meeting held during the ALA Annual conference. It will feature an overview of new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service that has been available to users in the United States since March 2013, and will also include updates on recent and upcoming enhancements to ILLiad and tolls such as Article Exchange and Interlibrary Loan Fee Management.
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time [UTC -4]