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OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Workshop in Chicago during ILA conference

OCLC will bring face-to-face training on the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service to Chicago with a workshop during the Illinois Library Association conference in October.  Whether you plan to attend ILA or live near Chicago, we invite you to join us for this training program.


This workshop will provide the information you need to start using WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. Specifically, the program will concentrate on how to manage borrowing and lending activities in the new service.

Moving Forward Together

The September 13, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Funding News!
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • WorldShare Watch
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • ILA Annual Conference: Advanced Registration Deadline
  • Banned Books Week
  • Going First: The Edge Pilot Project and Rural Libraries
  • Free RDA Cataloging Pre-Conference
  • Illinois Energy Now Public Sector Workshop
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities

eRead Illinois

eRead Illinois, the much talked about Illinois statewide eBook consortium, will be available later this fall.  As you've all probably heard, IHLS SHARE members will be using a 3M cloud platform because it works seamlessly with Polaris.  RAILS will be using Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 platform.


Locating Your Library’s Unique URL

Tip of the Week September 12, 2013

Tip of the Week: September 12, 2013


When you set up OCLC Services user accounts to access WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, you received a unique URL in the format https://[libraryID] for your library’s access to the service.  Part of your setup process included bookmarking this unique URL for future logons.


Bookmarking your library’s unique URL

Funding News!

IHLS has received payments of $730,333.32, representing the final payment of IHLS’ FY2013 (July 2012 - June 2013) Area and Per Capita Grant.

The continued support of Anne Craig (Director, Illinois State Library) and Jesse White (Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian) is much appreciated and strengthens our resolve to deliver core services in innovative ways.


Moving Forward Together

The September 6, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

  • New Phone Extensions for Several Staff
  • WorldShare Watch
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • American Libraries Live: Digging into Databases
  • The 10th IBBY Regional Conference comes to St. Louis in 2013
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities

Linking your Catalog for WorldShare ILL

With the migration from WorldCat Resource sharing to the WorldShare platform, the place where the URLs for your catalog reside has changed.  In WorldShare the catalog links need to be updated in the library’s WorldCat Registry. 


This is what you need to do.

WorldShare ILL help is just a click away

OCLC’s Customer Support team is your primary contact for WorldShare ILL help.  Call Customer Support for help with questions such as:

  • How do I set up new OCLC Services accounts required for access to WorldShare ILL?
  • What constant data changes are needed to fix the formatting of my library’s address on shipping labels?
  • How do I use the new 15-symbol lender string?
  • How do I set up links to my library’s OPAC?


Get help from within WorldShare ILL

Moving Forward Together

The August 30, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Holiday Closing
  • Delivery Update
  • OCLC Billing
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • Navigating a River of Information
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities

IHLS Holiday Closing

All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day  on Monday, September 2. 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.


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