Works in Progress Webinar: It’s Here! The OCLC Interlibrary Loan Cost Calculator
Join this webinar to learn about the OCLC Interlibrary Loan Cost Calculator, a free internet-based tool that has the potential to act as a virtual real-time ILL cost study.
Megan Gaffney, Head, Collections Sharing and Delivery, University of Delaware Library
Dennis Massie, Senior Program Officer, OCLC
Brian Miller, Head, Interlibrary Services, Ohio State University Libraries
If library administrators and funders are to evaluate collection sharing services properly, they need access to current cost information, as well as benchmarks against which to measure their own library’s data. The OCLC Interlibrary Loan Cost Calculator is a free internet-based tool that has the potential to act as a virtual real-time ILL cost study. Designed in collaboration with resource sharing experts and built by OCLC Research staff, the calculator has been in the hands of beta testers and early adopters since October 2019. In this webinar, two resource sharing librarians and the OCLC project lead will reveal what the tool does (and does not do), what information needs to be gathered, how privacy issues have been addressed, and how individual institutions and the library community can benefit.
This webinar will be of interest to those working in resource sharing and access services, as well as those thinking about the future of collections and how to improve services to patrons.
Attendance at the live webinar is open to ILL professionals, users of OCLC’s resource sharing solutions, and staff of OCLC Research Library Partnership institutions; a recording that anyone can access will be made available afterward.
Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series
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!