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.
Improve integration of ILL with your third-party circulation system.
Enable an off-system lending form and take advantage of workflow improvements.
Workflows and processes
Save time by more easily processing requests and viewing the data you need.
Express digital delivery program
Share digital resources among a select group of libraries committed to average turnaround times of 18 hours or less.
Learn more about qualifying for the Express program at at oc.lc/express
OCLC's profiled groups
Utilize the new FILM and OSUS groups and the updated LVIS program to save time and control ILL costs.
Resource Sharing Request API
Customize workflows and interfaces for creating, searching, and retrieving requests.
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.
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 WorldCat.org and the new WorldShare ILL request form (PDF)
ONLINE TRAINING, VIDEOS, AND TUTORIALS
*Event recordings and discussion posts require sign-in to the OCLC Community Center.
Full digest of new features and enhancements
Enhancing your circulation integration
|For NCIP integration, allow any media type so temporary record can be created
|Utilize the new streamlined service for circulation integration
|For libraries with Alma, automatically update due date when lender approves a renewal
|For libraries with Alma, Connect ILL request filled via ISO request transfer to original Alma request
|Define pickup location codes for improved integration with your circulation system
Managing your off-system requests
Improving your workflows and processes
Improving your library users' experience
|Provide an improved user experience for submitting interlibrary loan requests
|Provide an improved user experience for viewing ILL requests
|No longer display message about ILL request limit
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.
|Improve fill rates and speed in-group fulfillment with enhanced requestability
|Create group-level interlibrary loan reports in Analytics
|See local holdings information from enhanced requestability
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.
- Real-time availability for ILL
- Automated Request Manager
- Smart lender strings
- Express program
- Other OCLC services that interact with smart fulfillment (WorldCat knowledge base, Local holdings records)
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.
- Some changes are here to stay: Managing resource sharing in the 21st century
- Law, not guidelines: Moving beyond CONTU
- Exceed your library users’ expectations with your ILL services
- Lightning sessions
- Workshop: Tips to improve staff workflows and users' experience
- ILL 101 - in partnership with IDS Project
Additional news stories
In case you missed them...
- OCLC partners with the Big Ten Academic Alliance to advance new OCLC Resource Sharing for Groups
- Internet Archive is now lending millions of articles through WorldShare ILL, Tipasa, and ILLiad!
- OCLC Next blog: How resource sharing and collections data can inform collaboration
- OCLC ILL’s greatest hits and top achievers of 2023
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
OCLC Research: SHARES
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.