OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing User Guide presents detailed information for using the OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing service (WCRS).
Although interlibrary loans can be initiated for materials found in most FirstSearch databases, this Guide assumes that library staff are working in the WorldCat database, which is available to all WorldCat Resource Sharing users.
In WorldCat Resource Sharing, you act as either Borrower or Lender depending upon the task at hand. This Guide assumes you know which role you play for any given resource sharing transaction.
This Guide serves 3 levels of WorldCat Resource Sharing audiences:
Screen displays shown in this document are taken from OCLC development environments; these environments are typically limited in scope. Although the names of real OCLC member libraries are often shown, the associated data is displayed for demonstration purposes only and is not in any way meant to be an accurate representation of their holdings.
The list of additional WorldCat Resource Sharing documentation is found on the OCLC Web site at: http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/resourcesharing/default.htm.
This document replaces the OCLC Interlibrary Loan Service User Guide. Those familiar with that document may want to consult the following list for the corresponding location of similar information in this document.
|ILL User Guide||WorldCat Resource Sharing |
|About This Guide||About This Guide|
|1||OCLC Interlibrary Loan Service||1||OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing|
|2||OCLC ILL Files||1 |
|OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing |
|3||OCLC ILL Workform and Request||10||Creating a WCRS Request|
|4||Using Constant Data||5||Resource Sharing Functions in the WorldCat Services Administrative Module|
|5||Constant Data for Borrowers||10||Creating a WCRS Request|
|7||Introducing Custom Holdings||5||Resource Sharing Functions in the WorldCat Services Administrative Module|
|8||Using Custom Holdings||5||Resource Sharing Functions in the WorldCat Services Administrative Module|
|9||Choosing Lenders||11||Choosing Lenders|
|10||Creating an ILL Request||10||Creating a WCRS Request|
|11||Updating Requests as a Borrower||14 |
|Processing a Lender Response |
Additional Borrower Activities
Completing a Loan Cycle
|12||Managing the Review File||12||Processing Unsubmitted Requests|
|13||FirstSearch/ILL Direct Request Link||8||OCLC FirstSearch/ILL Direct Request Link|
|14||Constant Data for Lenders||13||Responding to an Initial Request|
|15||Responding as a Lender||13||Responding to an Initial Request|
|16||Updating Requests as a Lender||16 |
|Additional Lender Activities |
Completing a Loan Cycle
|17||OCLC Name-Address Directory||7||OCLC Policies Directory|
|18||OCLC ILL Fee Management Service||9||OCLC ILL Fee Management Service|
|19||ILL Administrative Reports||6||Reports in OCLC Usage Statistics|
Throughout this Guide the following typographical conventions are used:
|l, l||lowercase letter l (el)|
|1, 1||digit one|
|I, I||uppercase letter i (eye)|
|O, O||upper case letter o|
|0, 0||digit zero|
Note: These characters are not interchangeable.
Keys that you press are enclosed in angle brackets < >. The keys in this Guide are those found on the typical PC keyboard.
Examples: < Shift > < Alt > < F10 >
In procedures, data that you must enter exactly as shown appears in boldface type.
Example: acd books.
Data you need to supply is described in brackets in italic typeface.
Example: au [[keyword]]
Do not type the brackets.
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OCLC acknowledges the efforts of all the people who participated in producing the WorldCat Resource Sharing User Guide.
Anya Arnold, Tony Clark, Gabriella Holland, Pete Insabella, Keith Jaycox, Kathy Kie, Amy Lytle, Christa Starck Weiker, Judy Vaillancourt, Craig Wright
Jennifer Bielewksi, Keri Cascio, Heather Clark, Deb Ehrstein, Collette Mak, Margi Mann, Jon Penn, Tim Prather, Sam Sayre, Cynthia Wilson