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.
“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.”
Evening Supervisor and Interlibrary Loan Associate
Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Supply articles in a more efficient and environmentally friendly way
See how the University of Essex simplified article delivery directly to users.
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.
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 well underway with libraries who have very straightforward resource sharing needs and workflows. The second phase of migrations just started and focuses on libraries that are RapidILL users. The third phase of development has begun. Research libraries will be included in this phase as well as libraries who use DOCLINE and other add-on services.
“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
Delight library users by transforming their borrowing experience
Find out how the University of Gloucestershire doubled interlibrary loan requests while reducing the running costs of the service.
Optimize interlibrary loan services with new technology
Learn how Kutztown University made interlibrary loan processes more efficient.
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.
“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.”
Operations Director, Resource Sharing
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada