Verify the Online Catalog links to connect your patrons and staff to your local catalog to view the local call number and shelf status for items they are seeking.
• Go to WorldCat Registry > Online Catalog Links to get started.
• The Suggest Links feature will automatically generate URL syntaxes for many vendors and online catalog products. These suggested links appear in the search by ISBN, search by ISSN and search by OCLC Number sections.
• Use the Test button to verify that the suggested links work as expected in your local catalog. You may substitute your own ISBN, ISSN or OCLC number for the suggested ones; this ensures that the item is part of your library’s collection.
Available for free. They have packs of 50. You may order up to 4 packs at a time. There is a main label and then a customer receipt on the label book. You can write information that will help keep track of transaction numbers or titles. Check the margin for the link to the USPS page. Did I mention that the labels and the service are free?
Tulsa City-County Library has announced their move to a different Interlibrary Loan consortium. They will no longer be a participant in Oklahoma’s WorldCat Resource Sharing Group. We would like to thank them for their many years of partnership with Oklahoma libraries in statewide resource sharing. You will want to return materials borrowed from them so they can clear records from OCLC.
We have a new code prepared by the Interlibrary Loan Committee, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 1994, revised 2001. Revised by the Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee, Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) 2008 and 2015. Approved by RUSA Board January 11, 2016.
Please take time and look this important document over.
WorldCat Discovery and FirstSearch will continue to operate in parallel as OCLC develops a new version of FirstSearch and continues to add features to WorldCat Discovery. Access to the current version of FirstSearch will continue into 2017 while this development occurs. WorldCat Local and WorldShare Management Services subscribers have access to WorldCat Discovery and all optional features.
Almost all the training for ILL is FREE, including online classes with an instructor. Their expert support and training is part of the cost paid for by IMLS. I want to remind everyone to please start lending to in-state libraries and if you can to out-of-state libraries to build a relationship of sharing.
Also please check our catalog, which is built on WorldCat Local discovery at http://catalog.odl.state.ok.us/ We lend DVD and audio books, we should be your first stop when shopping for Interlibrary Loan. We have also added our databases (statewide as well as some local to our holdings in WorldCat. Please check this out as it will look similar to using WorldCat Discovery.
Thank you and keep sharing your resources and supplying materials to your patrons.