Posted by: farringtonk | September 26, 2013

OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing End date EXTENDED

NEW SCHEDULE FOR YOUR TRANSITION TO WORLDSHARE INTERLIBRARY LOAN:

In response to requests from many members of the OCLC resource sharing community, we have extended access to WorldCat Resource Sharing through May 19, 2014. The new transition schedule provides additional time for ILL staffs to fully learn the new WorldShare ILL service while retaining access to WorldCat Resource Sharing.

New features now available in OCLC WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan include printing and workflow options completely new to WorldShare ILL. Several of the new features are listed below, and additional details about these enhancements are available in the September 2013 WorldShare ILL Release Notes.
Printing enhancements include:
• Print a request directly from within the request, eliminating the need to print from the request queue.
• Redesigned 1-per-page and 2-per-page printouts.
A summary of WorldShare ILL printing enhancements is available at on the OCLC website at http://oc.lc/illprint.
Workflow enhancements include:
• New display results of request searches. Search results are now divided into separate borrower and lender result sets.
• One-step transfer of bibliographic data and holdings into new requests from a “View Holdings” display.
• Lenders can now edit request details after responding yes to the request.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LATEST NEW FEATURES
On September 26, we will provide a detailed overview of these enhancements in a WorldShare ILL webinar. Register now to attend the September 26 webinar at 1:00 pm Eastern.

THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE COMPLETED YOUR TRANSITIONS FROM WORLDCAT RESOURCE SHARING TO WORLDSHARE ILL.
You have provided leadership for others whose transitions are in process. We invite you to share your WorldShare ILL experiences with others through an upcoming webinar or a written summary we can share on the OCLC website. Please let us know of your interest in helping your ILL colleagues by sending an email to ILLstory@oclc.org .

OCLC will continue to add new features to the service, beginning with the next scheduled release in November 2013. There are no planned releases of new functionality between November 2013 and February 2014, to give you an opportunity to become more familiar with WorldShare ILL during a three-month period when the service remains essentially unchanged.

WorldShare ILL training
Comprehensive WorldShare ILL training and documentation resources are available from OCLC Support and Training website. Training resources include:
• Self-paced materials that let you learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.
• Live virtual training classes that let you ask questions of knowledgeable trainers
• Recordings of instructor-lead classes that include all the information in a live class – available for you to review at your own pace.
As always, please contact OCLC Customer Support at support@oclc.org or OCLC Support in your region for assistance.

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