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WorldShare Interlibrary Loan digest, July 2021


July 2021 digest

The year 2021 continues to be filled with change, as we adjust to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. New features and enhancements help you better manage your workflows—many of these are the result of your ideas and feedback. And, virtual events let members of the ILL community share information and stay connected. Here, we provide highlights so far from 2021.

2021 highlights

Highlight Resource
Save staff time and get resources to patrons faster with Smart fulfillment functionality—available across OCLC resource sharing services (WorldShare ILL, Tipasa, and ILLiad)
Learn how accurate local holdings records and WorldCat knowledge base collections help to ensure you don't receive requests for specific serial years or volumes not held by your library
  • Maximizing your investments in OCLC services* (1-hour recording)
    • Hear OCLC experts and librarians share their insights and discuss how to get resources into users' hands faster with OCLC services you may already use. They discuss the importance of accurate WorldCat holdings, including what they are and how they impact other OCLC services, including WorldShare ILL, FirstSearch, and more.
Optimize resource sharing with ISO 18626 and APIs
Utilize ILLiad best practices and prepare for ILLiad 9.2 
Learn from community events and training sessions

*Hear from your Resource Sharing community colleagues!

Important links

Product Insights: Resource Sharing

To help you become familiar with the latest features and enhancements, see the 2021 recorded webinars for Product Insights: Resource Sharing.

OCLC Resource Sharing Conference (RSC21) web series

OCLC invites ILL professionals and users of OCLC’s resource sharing solutions to revisit the sessions of the OCLC Resource Sharing Conference 2021 Web Series. In these recordings, we discuss how we’re all moving forward together, including best practices and ways to better connect your users with the information they need as your libraries reopen.

This unique series offers an opportunity to learn about the latest resource sharing advancements. You’ll also learn how to improve your operational efficiency, save time, and elevate user services.

Recordings and slides are available at the links below for all six sessions: 

Xuan (Lily) Pang, Director of Access and Resource Sharing, University of Florida
Lara J. Beserock, Library Assistant III, University of Florida
Ashley Monahan, Interlibrary Loan Assistant, University of Florida

Anna Vaglio, Bocconi University
Mattia Fortunati, Bocconi University
Agnese Riva, Bocconi University
Petra Otten, Wageningen University & Research Library
Dicky van Donselaar, Wageningen University & Research Library

Bethany Sewell, The College of New Jersey
Katie Cohen, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Meg Massey, The Pennsylvania State University
Phoebe Walker, New York University
Lapis David Cohen, University of Pennsylvania
Beth Posner, The Graduate Center, CUNY
J. Silvia Cho, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Ashli Wells, Vanderbilt University Massey Law Library
Robyn Weisman, Vanderbilt University Heard Libraries
Marta Ambroziak, New York Medical College
Brynne Norton, University of Maryland College Park
Lorraine Woods, University of Maryland College Park

John Raymond, Siena College
Diana Hurlburt, Siena College
Peter Bae, Princeton University

Peter Collins, OCLC
Cathy King, OCLC
Stephanie Spires, Atlas Systems

OCLC Community Center

The Interlibrary Loan pages provide DiscussionsNews, and Events for the Resource Sharing community, as well as regular updates on and outcomes from product research activities coordinated by the OCLC Resource Sharing Product Team.


As institutions evolve toward a notion of “collective collections,” resource sharing partnerships that expand access to collections are of primary importance. SHARES, the resource sharing consortium of the OCLC Research Library Partnership, unites trusted partners that provide low-cost access to their diverse collections. SHARES also supports resource sharing innovation and best practices.

For the latest activities, see SHARES.

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