Chaos reigns but Interlibrary Loan still lends and borrows

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Interlibrary Loan Office moves across the hall. In fact all the offices on the First Floor are being re-arranged. Walls are coming down and desks, supplies, etc. are boxed up and are out in the hallways. Interlibrary Loan is still lending and borrowing but if we are silent or hard to find we’re probably looking for our phone.

Any libraries not registered for WorldShare Interlibrary Loan need to do so IMMEDIATELY.

OCLC reports that

  • 28 institutions have registered for WorldShare ILL, and one institution has taken training but did not register for WorldShare ILL itself.
  • 22 institutions have used WorldShare ILL to create requests. 

There are 34 WorldShare libraries, do not get left out of Interlibrary Loan next year. Get Registered!!!!!!

 Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net”.

Last Day to sign up for Trainings on the 17th, 18th, and 19th!!!!

Oklahoma libraries:  reminder to register for OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, and training!

 OCLC has released a new service, WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. WorldShare Interlibrary Loan which will replace WorldCat® Resource Sharing, as part of the OCLC Resource Sharing subscription your group shares. Before taking training, you must register to migrate.  Please see the steps below.

 GETTING STARTED

Step 1: Register your library

Your first step toward using WorldShare Interlibrary Loan is to complete the Oklahoma registration form.
Note:  It is important to register for the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service before completing any other steps, including registering for training (below).

 

Step 2: Establish new user accounts

Before you log on to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan for the first time, you must set up a new OCLC user account for interlibrary loan. This new account will replace the 9-digit authorization number and password you currently use to access WorldCat Resource Sharing.

 

Information about creating new user accounts is available in the “Create Your New WorldShare ILL Account” tutorial and in the “Creating an account” section of this “Getting Started” document. If you have successfully created your account, you do not have to attend the “Getting Started” sessions.

 

If you require additional help setting up user accounts, you may register to attend the following Oklahoma training session at 10am CST on:

  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Getting Started, Tuesday, September 17, 2013         Register

 

Step 3: Consult WorldShare Interlibrary Loan training and documentation

Several types of resources are available to help you become familiar with WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. 

 

Self-paced training

We recommend you first consult the self-paced training resources provided on our Self-Paced Training website.

These resources provide an introduction to use of the new service that you can review at your own pace and on your own schedule. For many people, the self-paced resources will provide enough information to successfully begin using the new service.

 

Live virtual training classes for Oklahoma
Virtual training classes will be provided using OCLC’s conferencing software, WebEx.  In these sessions, you will walk through workflows for both borrowing and lending with an experienced OCLC trainer. These sessions last approximately 2 hours.

Note: You must have Adobe Flash installed to use the simulations in the training classes.

Oklahoma-specific training classes will be at 10am CST on:

  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Borrowing, Wednesday, September 18, 2013                          Register
  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Lending, Thursday, September 19                                                 Register

 

Please Note: If you cannot attend training during the dates & times scheduled for the Oklahoma Group, you are welcome to sign up for general migration training.

 

PREPARE FOR YOUR TRANSITION

There are a number of things you can do to prepare for your use of the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service.  More information is available at the OCLC Migration website.

 

 

World Share Interlibrary Loan Training Opportunities

New Platform training is HERE! Save the dates in September.  Pain free training for Oklahoma Libraries.girl-getting-flu-shot-needle-vaccination-in-arm

SUBJECT: WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Service

As you have heard the WorldCat Resource Sharing interlibrary loan service your library receives through the Oklahoma agreement with OCLC will be replaced by OCLC WorldShare™ Interlibrary Loan in 2013. In March, we released the new service for use by libraries in the United States. As part of our communication, we will share information about training resources for the service.

Though you are free to sign up for training before your group transition, we strongly recommend that you take advantage of training offered for Oklahoma members. The benefits to transitioning with your group includes smaller class sizes, training that meets the specific needs of your group, and training with libraries of a similar background. Oklahoma has worked with OCLC to plan training specifically for libraries in your group during the month of September.

GETTING STARTED

Step 1: Register your library

Your first step toward using WorldShare Interlibrary Loan is to complete the Oklahoma registration form. We will confirm your interest in beginning to use the new service and give you information about the next steps you need to take. 

Note:  It is important to register for the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service before completing any other steps, including registering for training (below).

 

Step 2: Establish new user accounts

Before you log on to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan for the first time, you must set up a new OCLC user account for interlibrary loan. This new account will replace the 9-digit authorization number and password you currently use to access WorldCat Resource Sharing.

Information about creating new user accounts is available in the “Create Your New WorldShare ILL Account” tutorial and in the “Creating an account” section of this “Getting Started” document. If you have successfully created your account, you do not have to attend the “Getting Started” sessions.

If you require additional help setting up user accounts, you may register to attend the following Oklahoma training session at 10am CST on:

    o    WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Getting Started –   

  • Tuesday, September 17                                                 Register

 

Step 3: Consult WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Training and Documentation

Several types of resources are available to help you become familiar with WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. 

 

Self-paced training

We recommend you first consult the self-paced training resources provided on our Self-Paced Training website.

 These resources provide an introduction to use of the new service that you can review at your own pace and on your own schedule. For many people, the self-paced resources will provide enough information to successfully begin using the new service.

 

Live virtual training classes

Virtual training classes will be provided using OCLC’s conferencing software, WebEx.  In these sessions, you will walk through workflows for both borrowing and lending with an experienced OCLC trainer. These sessions last approximately 2 hours.

Note: You must have Adobe Flash installed to use the simulations in the Training classes.

Oklahoma specific training classes will be at 10am CST on:

  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Borrowing –
    • Wednesday, September 18                                Register
  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Lending –
    • Thursday, September 19                                    Register

Please Note: If you cannot attend training during the dates & times scheduled for the Oklahoma Group, you are welcome to sign up for general migration training.

 

PREPARE FOR YOUR TRANSITION

There are a number of things you can do to prepare for your use of the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service. More information is available at the OCLC Migration website

Back ONLINE, look at Fairview

We are now back from our three day non-supplier status, we were moving our Illiad server to OCLC hosted. Melissa Askew in OLD,  noticed Fairview Public Library  has put up our (Oklahoma Department of Libraries) RSS feed for new titles. This is a great way to showcase ODL as a lender, let your readers see our newest items, and request them from us immediately. You can also RSS feed our DVDs.  (Click on image to see full size)

 Fairview Public Library Home Page

I hope all is going well with your Interlibrary Loan. We’ve been converting our old ILS system to the OCLC WorldShare Management Services. Our catalog will be searchable through WorldCat Local, which we’ve had for over a year now.  We will go off circulation for two weeks at the end of June and 1st of July.  (June 24th – July 5th) At that time we will go Non-Supplier on OCLC until our new “instance” of our catalog, circulation, cataloging and acquisitions is up and running. This has been a spring of many changes for us, thanks for your patience and understanding.

Hope all is well with you and your families during our storm season.  –Kitty

 

New Library Materials

New books and magazines or journals will be held in Technical Services and partial cataloging will be performed but item holding records will not be created. This means these items cannot be checked out or routed. After the migration everything should be back to normal and it will be business as usual.  Until then please feel free to use anything that is currently in our catalog.

OCLC message to our Group

Quick Note: Oklahoma

SUBJECT:  OCLC support for your transition to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

As you have heard from Kitty Pittman at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, OCLC is releasing a new service in 2013, WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. WorldShare Interlibrary Loan will replace WorldCat® Resource Sharing, as part of the OCLC Resource Sharing subscription your group shares. In March, we will release the new service for use by libraries in the United States. Watch for communications from your group administrator and OCLC to register for WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.

As part of our communication, we will share information about training resources for the service.  Your group administrator and OCLC are working closely to schedule training for Oklahoma library staff to support your transition to the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service in August/September. Though you are free to sign up for training before your group transition, we strongly recommend that you take advantage of training offered for Oklahoma members. The benefits to transitioning with your group includes smaller class sizes, training that meets the specific needs of your group, and training with libraries of a similar background.

You will receive information about Oklahoma training directly from Kitty Pittman at Oklahoma Department of Libraries.   

 

We are just getting started…

Don’t worry, no one is behind we are just starting to move to the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan platform. We will be migrated by the end of September so no one should worry about not being in the new platform before the old WorldCat ILL stops in December. I think the new system will be easier to use and all the basic functions you have learned about borrowing and lending will stay the same. We will still be using the WorldCat database to find items and locations.

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Oklahoma WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Group