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Direct Request for e-books in WorldCat Resource Sharing

WorldCat Resource Sharing now includes Direct Request processing for e-books. This enhancement, based on data in the WorldCat knowledge base, allows you to set up a Direct Request profile for open access e-content and subscription-based e-content for books.

When you create an “e-text” profile, the service routes requests back to your library for material you own or for freely-available materials such as open-access books and journals.  When a user submits a book request for an item in the Worldcat knowledge base, the request is routed back to your staff with a link to the item.

Like the recently-announced article-sharing enhancement, Direct Request for e-books uses data in the WorldCat knowledge base to put documents into the hands of library users in record time. These enhancements also save time for library staff by automating processes you may now manage manually.

WorldCat knowledge base registration

Your first step toward using resource sharing enhancements based on data in the WorldCat knowledge base is to register for use of the knowledge base. This new functionality is included as part of your existing subscription to WorldCat Resource Sharing or ILLiad at no additional charge. Register ››

Learn more

Listen to a recording of a recent presentation about the benefits that the Worldcat knowledge base, Direct Request of e-books and article-sharing enhancements deliver to you and your users.  Webinar recordings feature Tony Melvyn, WorldCat Resource Sharing Product Manager, who provides an overview of the features, instructions for using them at your library, and information about new options for synchronizing your local knowledge base data with the WorldCat knowledge base.

Listen to webinars from May 10