Daily Archives: April 27, 2012

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

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 that speeds fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests and saves time for library staff and library users. Learn more about this coming change and what you’ll need to do to plan for this migration!  OCLC Update Colorado ILL — Presentation


Resource sharing: a Union Experience

Several libraries use state or regional union catalogs as their primary method of resource sharing. Making a request through the union catalog is often cheaper and more efficient than other methods for fulfilling ILL requests. Union catalogs come in all shapes and sizes and are unique in terms of policies and members.

We will look at three union catalogs–MelCat-(Michigan), Swift (Colorado State Library) and Prospector (CO Alliance of Research Libraries) that have been in operation over the last 10 years. Members from each will discuss how they became established, how they were able to agree on policies, and some of the challenges and opportunities of resource sharing.

Lori Smith – Resource Sharing: a Union Experience


Perspectives on Copyright in the Digital Age

Dave Hansen, Fellow at the UC Berkeley Law School will join Mark Seeley, Senior VP and Legal Counsel at Elsevier Publishing to discuss different perspectives on copyright from a publisher’s view point and a librarian’s view point. Participants will have a chance to ask their most perplexing copyright questions to our expert panelists.   Perspectives on Copyright in the Digital Age — Presentation