Sharing tailor-made for library groups
Library groups and consortia can achieve efficient, cost-effective pooling of collections with WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. Setup is simple, especially if participants are already OCLC member institutions. Libraries in the group easily contribute their holdings to WorldCat, so they are visible to WorldCat searchers. And through FirstSearch, users are always directed to local and group-owned materials first. Then they can use a "display holdings" option to find items in the broader WorldCat universe.
The solution for GACs
Group Access Capability (GAC) organizations, ad hoc associations of libraries united by subject matter, geography or another attribute, can also use WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. All members have access to each other's bibliographic, locations and summary holdings records.
Join an international GAC created by OCLC
OCLC has created its own Global Sharing GAC to facilitate lending across national boundaries.
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan is available as a stand-alone service or as part of the WorldShare Management Services suite.
29 July 2014
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