SEP 15

Works in Progress Webinar: ILL Cost Calculator

View this webinar recording to learn about our plans for a powerful new ILL Cost Calculator tool that we expect to start beta testing within a few weeks. #orlp

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OCLC Research has been working with staff from OCLC Research Library Partnership institutions to design and build a tool that, when completed and stocked with data, will function as a real-time ILL cost study.  The ILL Cost Calculator tool will provide both a mechanism for libraries to gather and process their own data, and benchmarks against which to measure their own unit's performance.  View this webinar recording to hear about our plans for this powerful new tool, which we expect to start beta testing within a few weeks.

The Web-based ILL Cost Calculator will allow library administrators and practitioners to:

  • enter data from their institution, year after year,
  • learn their own interlending unit costs,
  • compare those costs with averages of peer institutions,
  • track changes over time, and
  • simulate the cost impact of joining a particular consortium, adopting a particular sharing model, or acquiring a particular piece of equipment.

This presentation will be of interest to anyone working in collections, resource sharing, or library planning and budgeting.  

Works in Progress: an OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series
These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all

What are we working on? What are you working on? OCLC Research Library Partners are invited to participate in Works in Progress: an OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!


15 September 2015


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]


Online via WebEx