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IHLS Holiday Closing

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving both Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 . Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. Additional routes may run on Monday to compensate for volume.
See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

Article Exchange integration in WorldShare ILL – What it means for library staff

Last week, Article Exchange workflows were integrated into the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service. Let’s take a closer look at how these new workflows save time for your library’s ILL borrowing and lending activities.

  • One location for all ILL workflows. You can now upload and retrieve documents in Article Exchange from within the WorldShare ILL interface, without leaving the service to work in a separate window.


Moving Forward Together - November 15, 2013

The November 15, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • November IHLS Board Meeting
  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • Connect with Leslie
  • eRead Illinois
  • WorldShare Watch
  • 2014 ILEAD U Applications Now Available - Webinar December 4, 2013
  • Participate in Try It! Illinois Before November 30
  • Anyone Can Write a Grant
  • Who’s Using WorldShare ILL Now? Practical advice from real users
  • Greening Your Library: Sustainable Practices for a New Generation
  • Health Happens in Libraries: Supporting Patron Information Needs
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • Grant Opportunities

 "My guess is (it will be) about 300 years
until computers are as good as, say,
your local reference library in search."
--Craig Silverstein, director of technology,

Prepare to use new WS ILL features

WorldShare ILL Tip of the Week: Prepare for your library’s use of new WorldShare ILL features

OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan enhancements planned for release on November 10 will enable you to simplify ILL workflows and save time for your library’s ILL staff. This Tip provides advance information about several new features scheduled for availability in WorldShare ILL on November 10, so you can be ready to use them upon their release next week.

On Sunday, you will see several new features that will change how you use WorldShare ILL. These include:

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