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Tipasa digest, 2022


Tipasa digest, 2022

With your ideas and feedback, we introduced new features and enhancements in 2022 to help you better manage your ILL workflows. And, virtual events provided a way for ILL community members to stay connected and share information.

Highlights from 2022

All features and events listed in this table are included with your Tipasa subscription with no additional charge.

Highlight Resources*

Automated lending

Save staff time and ensure compliance with your library's policies and preferences:

  • Apply designated constant data records based on the borrowing library, type of request, or material format. 
  • Apply request tags to incoming lending requests. For example, mark items held in offsite storage or flag ebook requests for special processing.


Learn more at Automated Request Manager for Lending.


Product Insights: Resource Sharing (October 2022) - Lending automation (starts at 24:17)

Managing off-system requests

Record and track all ILL requests between your library and off-system libraries.

(An off-system library is one that doesn’t use an OCLC resource sharing solution or uses a system that doesn’t integrate with an OCLC solution.)


Learn more at Off-System Requesting.


OCLC workshop - Ditch the Sticky Notes: Learn to manage borrowing and lending off-system requests in WorldShare ILL and Tipasa (presented at the Northwest Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing Conference, September 2022)

Product Insights: Resource Sharing (October 2022) - Off-system requesting (starts at 16:43)

ILL request transfer

Transfer your unfilled borrowing requests from your integrated library system (ILS) to Tipasa by using the new ISO standard (18626).

Now available for:

  • Ex Libris (Alma, Voyager)
  • Innovative (Millennium, Polaris, Sierra)
  • Relais ILL

Note: If your library is using ILL Direct Request, which is being retired in March 2023, you need to take a few steps to transition to the new ILL request transfer service.


Learn more at Or, email


Product Insights: Resource Sharing (October 2022) - ILL request transfer (starts at 4:03)

Streamlined holdings update

Reduce “Not Owned” responses to ILL requests with a streamlined WorldCat holdings update—available at no additional charge with your current OCLC Cataloging subscription.


Learn more at


Product Insights: Resource Sharing (October 2022) - Streamlined holdings update (starts at 14:25)

More circulation systems supported

In addition to Ex Libris Alma and WMS, you can now integrate Tipasa with your III Sierra or III Millennium circulation system via NCIP.



Circulation Integration

Tipasa Resources

Key events and educational opportunities

Update your knowledge and skills with community events and training sessions.

  • Improving accessibility
  • The International ILL Toolkit
  • ILL 101 
  • RSC22 web series
  • What’s included with your Tipasa subscription?
  • Tips for requesting articles from the Internet Archive


OCLC Resource Sharing User Group Meeting (January 2022) - Document on accessibility being developed by OCLC SHARES (starts at 5:45)

Works in Progress Webinar: The International ILL Toolkit -- a crowd-sourced tool for global resource sharing (February 2022)

RSC22 pre-conference ILL 101 sessions (four 1-hour recordings)

RSC22 web series (six 1-hour recordings)

Product Insights: Resource Sharing (October 2022) - What's included with your subscription? (starts at 4:05)

Tips for requesting articles from Internet Archive on OCLC’s resource sharing network (November 2022)


Tipasa Training

Live classes

Exploring ILL statistics

Revisit the discussion posts provided by Brian Shupp, OCLC Resource Sharing intern.


*Event recordings and discussion posts require sign-in to the OCLC Community Center.

OCLC Resource Sharing for Groups

NEW! - Modern consortial resource sharing solution

Empower your library group with streamlined consortial resource sharing that speeds delivery for your library users.

This new consortial borrowing solution builds on smart fulfillment functionality, the OCLC resource sharing network, and your current ILL service (WorldShare ILL, Tipasa, or ILLiad).



Learn more at

Create custom interlibrary loan reports for your Tipasa consortium


Product Insights: Resource Sharing (October 2022) - Resource Sharing for Groups (starts at 38:47)

For information about implementing OCLC Resource Sharing for Groups, please request more information from an OCLC representative.

Full digest of new features and enhancements

Improving your users' experience

Enhancement Release date
For libraries with WorldCat Discovery: View search activity in My Account (search history and saved searches) March 2022
For libraries with WMS: View WorldShare Circulation borrowing history June 2022
Offer users an improved Profile tab layout August 2022
Provide users with more intuitive access to article links August 2022
View the Article Exchange interface in French (with more languages to come) October 2022

Additional event recordings

Tipasa community meeting

Tipasa community members gathered for a virtual meeting in August 2022 to share tips and experiences related to the user portal (My Account) experience and Report Designer templates.

To access the recording and slides, see the Tipasa community meeting event page. A community resources list (PDF) that includes best practices, tips, and support resources is also available, as well as instructions for using Report Designer (PDF).

OCLC Resource Sharing Conference (RSC22) web series 

OCLC invites you to view the recordings from the 2022 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference web series. Recordings and slides are available in the OCLC Community Center. 

Important links

Smart fulfillment

Fast, convenient, and intuitive are not enough. OCLC’s resource sharing services go further to offer the library on-demand with new smart fulfillment capabilities. A user’s request sets a dynamic, data-driven process in motion that delivers accurate resource options and delivery recommendations in just seconds, all within OCLC’s enhanced resource sharing services.

Learn more at Smart fullfillment and

Tipasa training

OCLC offers free training sessions, included with your Tipasa subscription. Whether you are new to using Tipasa or just need a refresher, we encourage you to participate in Live classes:

  • Introduction to Tipasa
  • Lending workflows
  • Copyright management
  • Document delivery

Class recordings, self-paced courses and practices, and shorter videos on Tipasa are also available for on-demand learning. For more information, and to access all Tipasa training resources, see Tipasa training

OCLC Community Center

The OCLC Community Center offers opportunities to:

  • Connect with community peers
  • Collaborate, ask questions, and gain insights
  • Contribute and share ideas to improve products
  • Stay on top of and discuss OCLC announcements

The Tipasa community pages provide DiscussionsNews, and Events for the Tipasa community.


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.

OCLC Support sites

Support information for this product and related products can be found at: