WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan training

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OCLC is pleased to offer training on WorldShare Interlibrary Loan in a variety of formats designed to meet your needs. This includes learning via tutorials, recorded training sessions, and web-based, instructor-led sessions.  All of our training resources for WorldShare ILL are free to our members with a resource sharing subscription.

The migration from WorldCat Resource Sharing to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan has ended. Archived migration training and resources are still available for reference.

Interactive Training Simulations

Practice creating ILL requests by using these interactive, self-paced training simulations. These same simulations are used in the OCLC live, online training courses. 

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Tutorials

The tutorials listed here can show you everything you need to know about WorldShare ILL.  Of course, if you prefer instructor-led training, the OCLC training team offers regular training sessions, with helpful instructors to guide you.

Training for management centers and group libraries

OCLC created an alternative version of the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan interface for management centers and group member libraries to use for managing requests among one another.

Training for WorldShare ILL borrowing management centers shows management centers and library groups how to use this alternative interface.

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Upcoming training courses

11 October 2017

Introduction to OCLC Interlibrary Loan

This course is an overview of WorldShare ILL service for new member libraries and/or new ILL staff to learn the basics, from setting up policies to placing or answering to ILL requests.

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

24 October 2017

WorldShare ILL – Borrowing

This course is part of a series to help libraries to navigate through the functionalities available in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service.

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

26 October 2017

WorldShare ILL – Lending

This course is part of a series to help libraries to navigate through the functionalities available in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service.

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

08 November 2017

Introduction to OCLC Interlibrary Loan

This course is an overview of WorldShare ILL service for new member libraries and/or new ILL staff to learn the basics, from setting up policies to placing or answering to ILL requests.

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

28 November 2017

WorldShare ILL – Borrowing

This course is part of a series to help libraries to navigate through the functionalities available in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service.

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

Recent events

31 July 2017

Product Insights: Resource Sharing

Join OCLC product management staff for a product insight gathering session on resource sharing. Product insight sessions are designed to gather community feedback on existing functionality and workflows, review new feature requirements, discuss new ideas for improving products, and maybe show-off a wireframe or two. These insight sessions are open for all community members to attend.

21 June 2017

Ask The Experts: OCLC ILL Usage Stats

OCLC Usage Stats provides comprehensive ILL data to OCLC members who use resource sharing products including WorldShare ILL, Tipasa, VDX and ILLiad. The data available through this resource allows you to understand your ILL operation in terms of number of borrows and loans, fill rate, your turn around time, what you lend and what you don’t lend, who you lend to, who you borrow from, who you might not want to borrow from, and IFM reports. You can leverage as much or as little of this data as appropriate for your institution.