WorldShare ILL Borrowing for Georgia libraries
The WorldCat Resource Sharing interlibrary loan service your library receives either through the Georgia statewide OCLC Group Services contract or through your individual OCLC Services contract will be replaced by a new service, OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, in 2013.
GOLD public libraries are scheduled to transition to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan in March; academic and technical school libraries in July. The schedule has been planned with consideration for seasonal activity levels by library type. During this time, OCLC will hold training classes specifically for members of the GOLD group contract. Your training has been developed in this way to give you the opportunity to learn the new service with other interlibrary loan staff in your state.
Training will consist of three modules, including WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Getting Started, WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Borrowing and WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Lending.
ALL online classes (described below) will start at 10:00 am Eastern Time and will last approximately 2 hours
* Special libraries and school libraries can choose to migrate with the March/April 2013 or July/August 2013 groups.
Live online training is offered for library staff who would like to have hands-on experience with the new service while interacting with an OCLC trainer. During these sessions, trainers will lecture and walk through basic steps. Attendees may then try different aspects of the service through a simulation system. This option allows librarians to practice using WorldShare Interlibrary Loan features that they will encounter in the new service. This type of training corresponds to the scheduled dates listed above.
There are a number of things you can do to prepare for your use of the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service. More information is available at OCLC migration website.
Watch for updates from the Georgia Public Library Service staff regarding plans for migration to the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service, as well as training and support for Georgia libraries. As we move closer to your library's transition timeframe, the State Library and OCLC will provide details about training topics and dates that will give your staff the information they need to begin using the new service.