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Tipasa digest, 2023


Tipasa digest, 2023

With your ideas and feedback, we introduced new features and enhancements in 2023 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 2023

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

Highlight Resources*

Circulation integration

Improve integration of ILL with your third-party circulation system.


For libraries with Alma, automatically update due date when lender approves a renewal

For libraries with SirsiDynix Symphony or Horizon, integrate your ILL and circulation systems to keep them in sync

Define pickup location codes for improved integration with your circulation system

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Off-system requesting

Enable an off-system lending form and take advantage of workflow improvements.


Request automatically marked as complete when item marked as Returned

Enable a form for off-system partners to submit lending requests to your library

Automatically expire borrowing requests sent to partners

Include partner institutions in automation-built lender strings

Send new automated notifications to partner institutions

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Workflows and processes

Save time by more easily processing requests and viewing the data you need.


See dates adjusted for your library's time zone and locale

Maintain patron data on requests for up to 7 years

Enable Proven Senders to automatically receive requests from all suppliers

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Express digital delivery program

Share digital resources among a select group of libraries committed to average turnaround times of 18 hours or less.


More than 1 million copy requests filled by libraries in the Express digital delivery program 


Learn more about qualifying for the Express program at at

OCLC's profiled groups

Utilize the new FILM and OSUS groups and the updated LVIS program to save time and control ILL costs. 


Happy New Year! Introducing FILM, upcoming events, and more!

Attn US libraries: Use new profiled group OSUS to deflect physical loan requests from outside the US

Updates to the Libraries Interested in Sharing (LVIS) program


OCLC's profiled groups

Resource Sharing Request API

Customize workflows and interfaces for creating, searching, and retrieving requests.


OCLC Developer Network: Resource Sharing Request API

Product Insights: OCLC APIs, October 2023 (15:00 time stamp)

New OCLC Community Center

Launched in August, the new Community Center helps you to better connect with community peers, collaborate, ask questions, gain insight, and share ideas to improve products.


Welcome to the new OCLC Community Center

Learn about the latest news and enhancements on the Community welcome page

Key events and educational opportunities

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


ILL 101 online sessions provided by IDS Project (four 1-hour recordings)

RSC23 web series (six 1-hour recordings)

Northwest ILL & Resource Sharing Conference

Product Insights: Resource Sharing


Colorado Resource Sharing Preconference: Improve your user's experience with the new and the new WorldShare ILL request form (PDF)


Tutorial: Automated Request Manager - NEW!

Tipasa Training

Live classes

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

Full digest of new features and enhancements

Resource Sharing for Groups

All features and enhancements listed in this table are included with OCLC's Resource Sharing for Groups, a modern consortial borrowing solution that expedites delivery for library users.

Enhancement Release date
Improve fill rates and speed in-group fulfillment with enhanced requestability March 2023
Create group-level interlibrary loan reports in Analytics June 2023
See local holdings information from enhanced requestability December 2023

Important links

Smart fulfillment

Set dynamic, data-driven processes in motion to achieve faster turnaround times and improve your library users' experience. Read how several OCLC ILL community members benefit from Smart fulfillment in action.

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, including this new tutorial for the Automated Request Manager. For more information, and to access all Tipasa training resources, see Tipasa training

OCLC Resource Sharing Conference (RSC23) web series

OCLC invites you to view the recordings from the 2023 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference web series. Recordings and slides are available in the OCLC Community Center.

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 product community and the Resource Sharing knowledge community provide DiscussionsNews, Events, and Recordings for Tipasa community members.


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

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