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Article Exchange Integrated Into WorldCat Resource Sharing Service
OCLC announced that, following a successful 5-month trial, the Article Exchange feature is now available within the WorldCat Resource Sharing service and, where available, through an ILLiad add-on. This new feature is available at no charge to OCLC libraries that use WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad Resource Sharing Management Software and will be offered in WorldCat Navigator, in regions where available, and VDX later this year.
Article Exchange provides a single, secure location where lending libraries can place and borrowing libraries and their users can retrieve requested articles obtained through interlibrary loan. Lending libraries scan documents and upload them to the site and notify the borrowing libraries of the documents’ availability. The site generates a unique URL and password for each document. An email button enables the lender to insert the borrower’s email address and send the link directly to the library.
Once a file has been retrieved, it remains available for 5 days or five views. After 30 days, unviewed files will be removed. A file can be picked up a maximum of five times for each URL/password combination. Access to the current experimental site will end on Jan. 31, 2012.
An OCLC Resource Sharing and ILLiad Users Group Meeting will be held on Sunday, Jan. 22 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Dallas Convention Center, Room D227, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting. For those unable to attend, OCLC will hold an OCLC Resource Sharing and ILLiad Users Group Virtual Meeting on Jan. 26, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Eastern Time. Register for this event through the OCLC website.
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