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Patron-Initiated ILL with OCLC Direct Request (Recording)

Learn how to reduce the time spent processing borrowing requests by implementing patron-initiated resource sharing.

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Course Overview

OCLC’s WorldShare® ILL system can accept requests that patrons have created electronically in diverse external sources such as FirstSearch or WorldCat Discovery, which library staff can then finish processing manually, or automate using the Direct Request feature to deliver requests directly to lenders. This course covers how to implement patron-initiated resource sharing which, in turn, significantly reduces the time staff spends processing borrowing requests


This course is intended for learners who have a basic familiarity with WorldShare® ILL but who desire to automate their workflow, thus making it more efficient and less staff intensive.  

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Start Date

17 September 2015

End Date

17 September 2015

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Course Length

1 hr 31 min