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Resource sharing
revolutionized.

No single library can hold every item its users may need, so libraries rely on the OCLC resource sharing network to lend and borrow resources locally, in groups, and around the world. We make it easier for libraries to support one another and their users, no matter what resource is requested.

Exceed today’s expectations, plan for the future

Building on more than 40 years of leadership in resource sharing and the world’s largest resource sharing network, we are investing in current and new services to better meet our members’ needs. We are bringing together the best talent, the best technology and the best of the community to provide even greater opportunities for libraries worldwide to collaborate and share.

Our approach: Communicate, engage, be transparent

Delivering on this strategy requires ongoing involvement from the interlibrary loan (ILL) community. Through our quarterly webinars and local conferences, we discuss our plans and demonstrate the solutions as they develop. We also engage with libraries of all types through our user research programs. And OCLC always strives to be transparent about our business practices and partner relations.

We recently brought together hundreds of resource sharing professionals to share ideas, gather insight and support the community. The OCLC Resource Sharing Conference materials are available to all libraries.


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WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

Today, WorldShare Interlibrary Loan provides a critical role in providing thousands of individual libraries with core ILL capabilities. 

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Tipasa

Tipasa is a new ILL management system for individual libraries to share and obtain materials through different resources and systems as well as to provide an exceptional experience for the patron. 

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Relais D2D

Relais D2D is a best-in-class consortial borrowing solution that integrate with other library systems and includes requestability logic that dramatically improves ILL fill rates. 


WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

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

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan automates your cloud-based interlibrary borrowing and lending processes though the largest resource-sharing network in the world to save your staff time and to ensure timely delivery of items to the people who need them. 

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“Helping out other libraries...”

“The time WorldShare ILL saves me translates into helping out other libraries. I find joy in filling a request after multiple libraries before me passed due to an incorrect or incomplete citation.”

Robyn Clark-Bridges
Evening Supervisor and Interlibrary Loan Associate
Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

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Deliver library resources from around the world as if it’s easy

Find out how Seaside Public Library maintains a quick and helpful interlibrary loan service for patrons and other libraries.

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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.


Tipasa

Tailor resource sharing processes and integrate with other library technology to provide excellent customer service and anywhere access to patron-requested materials.

Tipasa, the world’s first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system, allows you to manage a high volume of interlibrary loan requests, automate routine borrowing and lending functions, and provide an enhanced patron experience. You can meet users’ needs without heavy IT support, server management or extensive configuration and training.

Phased approach for roll-out to ILLiad users

OCLC is committed to working closely with the resource sharing community throughout the development of Tipasa, which will take place over multiple years. Development is taking place in three phases with each phase designed for a specific library type and their specific needs. The first phase of Tipasa migrations is currently underway with libraries who have very straightforward resource sharing needs and workflows. The second phase of development just started in spring 2017 and focuses on libraries that are RAPID users. The third phase of development will start later this year. Research libraries will be included in this phase as well as libraries who use DOCLINE and other add-on services.

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“More intuitive...”

“The whole thing is more intuitive than what we were using before. I love how easy it is to see everything in the queues… We knew this would be an improvement for our patrons and our workflow, and it has been.  We’ve been glad to be there from the start as an early adopter.”

Emily Tichenor, MLIS
Northeast Campus Library Director
Tulsa Community College
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Simplify resource sharing by using the cloud

See how Ohio Wesleyan University improved services by shifting interlibrary loan processes to the cloud.

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Sharing expertise to solve puzzles

See how students at the University of Saint Francis benefit from simpler ILL.


Relais D2D

Optimize discoverability and turnaround time by automating consortial borrowing processes.

Relais D2D (Discovery to Delivery) is a market-leading consortial borrowing solution that provides key features guaranteeing the best experience for library users, such as requestability logic that dramatically improves ILL fill rates and integration with other library systems. We are excited to welcome Relais into OCLC to strengthen our consortial borrowing solution as well as to bring together the best talent, best technology and best communities in resource sharing. 

Future of consortial borrowing

D2D will become our consortial borrowing solution, and current D2D customers will continue to use the service as they do today. OCLC VDX groups and WorldCat Navigator customers will move to D2D over time. OCLC will be meeting with members of the Relais, VDX and Navigator user communities to ensure an ongoing dialogue and to inform them of future development.

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“Vision...”

“We have been considering the long-term sustainability of service to our growing customer base. OCLC will provide a solid future for Relais and all of our current customers. OCLC shares our vision. We’re confident that OCLC is the best home for Relais, and I’m excited to join the OCLC team.”

Clare MacKeigan
Operations Director, Resource Sharing
OCLC
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada