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WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

Automate interlibrary loan staff workflows and help your users quickly get the resources they need.


WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Global

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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Make more informed decisions

Built-in, detailed statistical reports help inform plans for your library's services.

 

Member stories

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Quickly and easily satisfy document requests

Find out how the University of Winchester gained better visibility into and control of interlibrary loan requests.

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Overcome copyright and cost barriers to sharing

Learn how SUB Göttingen saved time and optimised interlibrary loan workflows.

"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."  

Robyn Clark-BridgesRobyn Clark-Bridges
Evening Supervisor and Interlibrary Loan Associate
Mount Mercy University

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WorldShare ILL is available as a stand-alone service or as part of the WorldShare Management Services suite.

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