This chapter describes the processing of requests through the Direct-to-Profile option, the content of profiles and how to create them.
Use the Direct-to-Profile option to filter patron-generated ILL requests on borrowing criteria you define for eligible requests.
You may forward ILL requests for serial titles (Bib Lvl s) for Direct-to-Profile processing. Ill Direct Request generates a lender string based on the WorldCat holdings symbols, not on Union List records. Direct-to-Profile processing treats serial requests for which you provide lender strings as any other request, provided one or more profiles include serials as a matching bibliographic format.
Requests generated through the OCLC ILL/FirstSearch link are processed by ILL Direct Request using the Direct-to-Profile option. See section 3.2 " The OCLC FirstSearch/ILL Direct Request Link" for details.
Use OCLC Passport for Windows software to access OCLC Interlibrary Loan to view or modify requests in your Review File.
ILL Direct Request applies 1 of 3 possible product codes in Direct-to-Profile processing. The product code applied depends upon actions the system takes:
|Product Code||Produces Request||Provides Lender String|
|ILL4504 ILL Direct Produce||Yes||No|
|ILL4505 ILL Direct Profiled Produce||Yes||Yes|
|ILL4506 ILL Search and Display Holdings||No||Yes|
You are not billed for creating, modifying, or deleting profiles. You are not billed if ILL Direct Request puts the request in your Review file without providing a lender string. Billing appears on your regular monthly statement.
For more information, contact your OCLC-affiliated regional network or service center, your international distributor, or OCLC.