Library News

To add a news item to the IHLS library news page, please send to webadmin@illinoisheartland.org


Set up a WorldShare ILL Account

  1. You will need to have your current OCLC ILL 9 digit authorization number and password, and OCLC Symbol.
  2. Create your account
    1. Browser Requirements, current versions of Firefox or Chrome or Internet Explorer versions 8 or 9.
    2.  You will receive an email after you register telling to go to a website to create your WorldShare account.  http://share.worldcat.org/myaccount
    3. Before creating your account watch this short tutorial

Learn to use WordShare ILL

There are many avenues to learning the functions of WorldSHare ILL.

Moving Forward Together

The October 11, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Funding News!
  • Visit IHLS at ILA and ISLMA Conferences
  • Connect with Leslie
  • eRead Illinois
  • Deadline is October 15 for Public Library Per Capita Grant
  • Back 2 Books Grant
  • WorldShare Watch
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities
     

Getting to know

Part of learning any new service involves knowing the ins and outs of a new interface.  Some familiar features have new labels or are positioned in a new place on the screen, and navigation among different parts of the service may take some practice.  Some general guidelines for use of the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan interface are provided here.

eRead Illinois Advisory Committee Meeting Oct.9

The eRead Illinois Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, October 9 at 1:30pm at the RAILS Burr Ridge office.

Click here to see the agenda.

Moving Forward Together

The October 4, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • FY14 School District Library Grant Application Now Available Online
  • Deadline is October 15 for Public Library Per Capita Grant
  • FY2014 Live & Learn Construction Grant Program
  • WorldShare Watch
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • Grant Opportunities
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • American Libraries Online
     

New Printing Features for WS ILL

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.

eReadIllinois is the name of the soon to be released
Illinois statewide eBook consortium.  
And this is the story of how it will work--
at least as we've planned it to date!

Having received a very generous grant from the Illinois State Library for the development of a statewide eBook Consortium, the working group (made up of staff from IHLS & RAILS member libraries and staff) quickly figured out that one consortium for all of Illinois was not going to work.  As a result, we proposed to develop the consortium with three prongs or branches.  IHLS SHARE members will be utilizing a 3M Cloud platform, since 3M works seamlessly with Polaris--but more on that a little later.  RAILS member libraries will be utilizing Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 platform, and have graciously suggested that the IHLS non-SHARE members can participate in their prong or branch of eReadIllinois.  The third prong is a "home grown" model, which will feature Illinois authors and publishers--but development of that portion of the program is a little bit further down the road.

FY 2014 School District Library Grant Application Now Available Online

Applications are now being accepted for the FY 2014 School District Library Grant.  Applications and all other information concerning the grant can be found on the State Library's website at the URL provided below:

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/grants/schoolpercapgrant.html

Moving Forward Together

The September 27, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Facilities Update
  • Board Meeting Recap
  • Connect with Leslie
  • Training Webinars on eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • New Schedule for your Transition to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan
  • Deadline is October 15 for Public Library Per Capita Grant
  • FY2014 Live & Learn Construction Grant Program
  • Free Booklist Webinar—What Not to Weed: Best Practices in Weeding Library Collections
  • Free RDA Cataloging Pre-Conference
  • ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities

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