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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.


eRead Illinois Newsletter: November 18, 2013

The November 18, 2013, eRead Illinois Newsletter includes:

  • Contact Information
  • Launch Dates
  • Training Information
  • Informational Resources

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,

2014 ILEAD U Applications Now Available — Webinar December 4, 2013!

The State Library will host ILEAD U: Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover, The 21st Century Technology Tools Institute for Illinois Library Staff at the University of Illinois Springfield on March 24-27, June 23-26 and

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:

IHLS Holiday Closing

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, 2013. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided. Additional routes may run on Tuesday to compensate for volume.
See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

Moving Forward Together - November 6, 2013

The November 6, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • Connect with Leslie
  • Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project
  • eRead Illinois
  • Attention all academic and public libraries!
  • Participate in Try It! Illinois 2013
  • Implementing change: Realizing the results of collaborating in the cloud
  • Tablets and Mobile Applications
  • Greening Your Library: Sustainable Practices for a New Generation
  • Libraries in the News
  • Grant Opportunities

eRead Illinois Newsletter: November 6, 2013

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The November 5, 2013, eRead Illinois Newsletter includes:

  • Sign-up Information
  • Implementation Update
  • More Training Opportunities
  • Archived Virtual Training Sessions
  • 3M Cloud Library FAQ
  • eRead Illinois Project Team Contact Information
  • New Resources

Recording of 3M Demo at ILA Now Available

The eRead Illinois projet team had a great time introducing the 3M Cloud Library to IHLS SHARE members at ILA a few weeks ago. If you were unable to attend the conference, but would like to learn more about the eRead Illinois Project and the 3M Cloud Library platform, you might want to check out the video recording of the 3M Demonstration.

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