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About the Global Sharing Program

OCLC created its own Profiled Group (formerly known as a GAC) , the Global Sharing Program, to foster international resource sharing initiatives. With more than 10,000 libraries around the world using the vast resources of WorldCat, international resource sharing represents an area of great opportunity. The Global Sharing Program makes this process easier while formalizing rules for borrowing beyond state and national boundaries.

Membership requirements

The primary requirements for joining the Global Sharing Profiled Group are:

  • Payment must be by Fee Management
  • Airmail or courier must be used for returnable material
  • Electronic delivery must be used for nonreturnable material
  • The library must lend to all participants within the global group access capability group
  • Libraries will need to update their ILL Policies within the OCLC Policies Directory to provide their policies for lending internationally and to include their Odyssey IP address in the communications field.

How to sign up

Any library wishing to participate in this Global Sharing Profiled Group should complete the online application and agreement form.

Participating groups

Group symbol Group name
NGR AARP, RES INFO CTR
AKDOT ALASKA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION COLLECTION
RLA ALASKA RES LIBR & INFO SERV
WCL American University Washington College of Law
E7R ARROWHEAD ELEM SCH LIBR
ABR ASBURY PARK PUB LIBR
ICY AUGUSTANA COL
ICG BENEDICTINE UNIV
BIE BILLINGS CAREER EDUC CTR
CAW CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
CPO CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIV, POMON
PMC CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV
EZC CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIV
CHS CLEVELAND HEALTH SCI LIBR
DKC DICKINSON COL
WEA EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIV
GIKBM GEOPHYSICAL INST INT ARCTIC RES
GLACI GEORGE C RUHLE LIBR
GGC GEORGIA COL & STATE UNIV
GRRPS GRASS RANGE PUB SCH
LFB INTERNATIONAL FED OF LIBR ASN
NDJ JAMESTOWN COL
TLT LETOURNEAU UNIV, MARGARET ESTES LIBR
LOGHS LODGE GRASS HIGH SCH
NEM METROPOLITAN COMMUN COL LIBR
ICK MILLIKIN UNIV
MZJ MONTANA TECH LIBR
MNL MONTGOMERY CNTY, NORRISTOWN PUB LIBR
DED NATIONAL LIBR OF EDUC, THE
VXN NEW YORK STATE DEPT OF HEALTH
NCENT NORTHCENTRAL UNIV
OCC OCLC LIBR
ONU OHIO NORTHERN UNIV
OWU OHIO WESLEYAN UNIV
COR REGIS UNIV
RCE RICE UNIV, FONDREN LIBR
BUF SUNY AT BUFFALO
ICU TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV
ECB THOMAS M COOLEY LAW SCH LIBR
THV THOMPSON-HICKMAN CNTY LIBR
MAMAS UMASS AMHERST DIGITAL LIBR
OL$ UNISA: MUCKLENEUK MAIN CAM
UAA UNIV OF ALASKA, ANCHORAGE
UAF UNIV OF ALASKA, ELMER E RASMUSON LIBR
UV0 UNIV OF AUCKLAND LIBR
CUSSC UNIV OF CALIF SAN DIEGO ELECTRONIC RES
CUS UNIV OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
OKX UNIV OF CENT OKLAHOMA
COD UNIV OF COLORADO AT BOULDER
UCW UNIV OF CONNECTICUT
DLM UNIV OF DELAWARE
NO5 UNIV OF DELAWARE LIBR
GUA UNIV OF GEORGIA
TXH UNIV OF HOUSTON
UME UNIV OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE
AUM UNIV OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
ORU UNIV OF OREGON LIBR
YQU UNIV OF QUEENSLAND
VZD UNIV OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
VA@ UNIV OF VIRGINIA
GZN UNIV OF WISCONSIN, MILWAUKEE
UPTPR UNIV POLITECNICA DE PUERTO RICO
Y4Z University of Alaska Southeast - Juneau
FZU USGS NAT WETLANDS RES CTR LIBR
V9V VALLEY VIEW LIBR
NTE WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
WEL Wellesley College
EXW WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIV
COW WESTERN STATE COL OF COLORADO
WUOHS WESTERN UNIV OF HEALTH SCIENCE
MNI WINONA STATE UNIV

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