We’re excited to announce the beta release of the ReShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system.
In an earlier post we introduced Project ReShare. In the video below Project Coordinator, Kristen Wilson, demonstrates the workflow of “request processing” from beginning to end. The demo begins with the reader, who is looking for a copy of a paperback. When she finds that it’s not available at her local library she hits the “Get it” button and the request process wheels are set in motion. The paperback book request works its way through the largely automated workflow and on its journey Kristen shows us some of the admin features available to the supplying and requesting libraries.
Take a look to see how:
- a requesting library can manage its pick-up locations, cancel outgoing requests and respond to loan conditions
- a supplying library is able to take manual control of incoming requests, add loan conditions and process shipments
- the system applies load balancing algorithms to make sure requests are distributed fairly between supplying libraries.