Give users what they want, no matter where it lives
FAST—Speedy delivery of e-articles, e-books, printed materials
COMPREHENSIVE—Fill 95 percent of your requests
EFFECTIVE—Save time with automated features and a global network
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan replaces WorldCat Resource Sharing
OCLC WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan is a new service that will replace WorldCat Resource Sharing as part of libraries’ OCLC Resource Sharing subscriptions. The service centralizes workflows now managed in multiple systems, and will provide new functionality to speed fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests and save time for library staff and library users. All WorldCat Resource Sharing users must complete their transitions to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan by May 19, 2014, when access to WorldCat Resource Sharing ends.
Thousands of libraries in more than 49 countries form OCLC's global resource sharing network, providing users worldwide with access to resources in member library collections. At its core is the WorldCat database, the most comprehensive database of bibliographic and library ownership information.
With millions of records that represent library-owned resources of all format types, WorldCat represents a broad range of subjects and languages. Also, the addition of new functionality and services, such as the WorldCat knowledge base and WorldShare License Manager, brings new features that speed digital delivery and enhance article sharing among libraries. These new features streamline staff article-processing procedures and enhance customer service, making it possible to fill requests for electronic materials within hours.
WorldCat Resource Sharing
OCLC WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan replaces WorldCat Resource Sharing on May 19, 2014, when access to WorldCat Resource Sharing ends.
A single interface for more efficient interlibrary loan
The OCLC ILLiad Resource Sharing Management software (ILLiad) automates routine interlibrary loan functions. You save time by managing all of your library's borrowing, lending and document delivery through a single, Windows-based interface.
Other resource sharing options
OCLC resource sharing options include two electronic document delivery options. Odyssey offers document delivery in an open protocol. The Article Exchange document-sharing site, introduced in 2012, provides a single, secure location where lending libraries can place requested documents and library users can retrieve articles or book chapters obtained for them via interlibrary loan. OCLC also offers resource sharing solutions for groups—WorldCat Navigator and VDX.
Meeting the Delivery Challenge: An OCLC White Paper
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